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

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

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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
by Allison Hoover Bartlett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Unrepentant book thief John Charles Gilkey has stolen a fortune in rare books from around the county. Yet unlike most thieves, who steal for profit, Gilkey steals for the love of the books. Perhaps equally obsessive, though, is Ken Sanders, the self-appointed "bibliodick" driven to catch him. Sanders, a lifelong rare book collector and dealer turned amateur detective, will stop at nothing to catch the thief plaguing his trade
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
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2009.
Biography type
collective biography
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323136
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bartlett, Allison Hoover
Dewey number
  • 002.075
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z992.8
LC item number
.B37 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print crime scene
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  • Gilkey, John
  • Sanders, Ken
  • Book collectors
  • Thieves
  • Detectives
  • Book collecting
  • Bibliomania
  • Book thefts
  • Criminal investigation
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the true story of a thief, a detective, and a world of literary obsession
Label
The man who loved books too much : the true story of a thief, a detective, and a world of literary obsession, by Allison Hoover Bartlett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn445483908
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410423320
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009041286
System control number
(OCoLC)445483908
Label
The man who loved books too much : the true story of a thief, a detective, and a world of literary obsession, by Allison Hoover Bartlett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn445483908
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410423320
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009041286
System control number
(OCoLC)445483908

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