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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

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Publisher:
Tantor Audio ,
Pub. Date:
2010.
Edition:
Unabridged.
Language:
English
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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.
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subject_facet Bibliomania, Book collecting, Book collectors -- United States -- Biography, Book thefts, Gilkey, John, -- 1968-, Sanders, Ken, -- 1951-, Thieves -- United States -- Biography
title_display The man who loved books too much : the true story of a thief, a detective, and a world of literary obsession
title_full The man who loved books too much : the true story of a thief, a detective, and a world of literary obsession [electronic resource] / Allison Hoover Bartlett
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