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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

by Allison Hoover Bartlett


Rare book theft is even more widespread that fine art theft. Most thieves, of course, steal for profit - but John Charles Gilkey stole purely for the love of books. In an attempt to understand him better, journalist Allison Hoover Bartlett plunged herself into the world of book lust and discovered just how dangerous it can be. Immersing the reader in the 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 stop at nothing to possess the books they love.

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Book Information

Copyright year 2009
ISBN-13 9781594488917
ISBN-10 1594488916
Class Copyright
Publisher Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
File Size 0 MB
Number of Pages 288
Shelf No. JZ748
Grade Range 12 - 12
Ages 18 - 99