The Resource The man who loved books too much : the true story of a thief, a detective, and a world of literary obsession, Allison Hoover Bartlett, (electronic resource)

The man who loved books too much : the true story of a thief, a detective, and a world of literary obsession, Allison Hoover Bartlett, (electronic resource)

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The man who loved books too much : the true story of a thief, a detective, and a world of literary obsession
Title
The man who loved books too much
Title remainder
the true story of a thief, a detective, and a world of literary obsession
Statement of responsibility
Allison Hoover Bartlett
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Language
eng
Summary
John Charles Gilkey is an obsessed, unrepentant book thief who has stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of rare books from book fairs, stores, and libraries around the country. Ken Sanders is the self-appointed "bibliodick" (book dealer with a penchant for detective work) driven to catch him. Journalist Allison Hoover Bartlett befriended both eccentric characters and found herself caught in the middle of efforts to recover hidden treasure. With a mixture of suspense, insight, and humor, she not only reveals exactly how Gilkey pulled off his dirtiest crimes and how Sanders ultimately caught him, but also explores the romance of books, the lure to collect them, and the temptation to steal them. Immersing the listener in a rich, wide world of literary obsession, Bartlett looks at the history of book passion, collection, and theft through the ages, to examine the craving that makes some people willing to stop at nothing to possess the books they love
Summary
In telling the true story of book thief John Charles Gilkey and the man who was driven to capture him, journalist Allison Hoover Bartlett explores the larger history of book passion, collection, and theft through the ages
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Award
Library Journal Best Audio: Nonfiction
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technical information on music
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10080141
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Bartlett, Allison Hoover
Dewey number
  • 002.075
  • 920
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Judith Brackley
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  • Brackley, Judith
  • hoopla digital
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thieves
  • Bibliomania
Target audience
adult
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the true story of a thief, a detective, and a world of literary obsession
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not applicable
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The man who loved books too much : the true story of a thief, a detective, and a world of literary obsession, Allison Hoover Bartlett, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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digital storage
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not applicable
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unknown
Control code
MWT10756076
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (360 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781400193431
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT10756076
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
The man who loved books too much : the true story of a thief, a detective, and a world of literary obsession, Allison Hoover Bartlett, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT10756076
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (360 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400193431
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10756076
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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