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

The man who loved books too much : the true story of a thief, a detective, and a world of literary obsession, 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
Allison Hoover Bartlett
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Unrepentant book thief John Charles Gilkey has stolen a fortune in rare books from around the country. Yet unlike most thieves, who steal for profit, Gilkey steals for love - the love of 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." "In following both of these eccentric characters, journalist Allison Hoover Bartlett plunged deep into a world of fanatical book lust, and ultimately found herself caught between the many people interested in finding Gilkey's stolen treasure, and the man who wanted to keep it hidden: the thief himself."
  • "With a mixture of suspense, insight, and humor, Bartlett has woven this cat-and-mouse chase into a narrative that not only reveals exactly how Gilkey pulled off his crimes and how Sanders eventually caught him, but also explores the romance of books, the lure to collect them, and the temptation to steal them. All collectors have stories of what first made them fall in love, and Gilkey and Sanders are no different. Bartlett puts their stories into the larger context of book passion, collection, and theft through the ages."--BOOK JACKET
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2009.
Biography type
individual biography
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323136
Cataloging source
QPPL
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Bartlett, Allison Hoover
Dewey number
002.075
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Gilkey, John
  • Book collectors
  • Thieves
  • Book collecting
  • Bibliomania
  • Book thefts
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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, Allison Hoover Bartlett
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
274 p.
Isbn
9781594488917
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009021324
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594488917
  • (OCoLC)311778251
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
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
274 p.
Isbn
9781594488917
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009021324
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594488917
  • (OCoLC)311778251

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