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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

Author: Allison Hoover Bartlett
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn] : Tantor Audio, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Book thief John Charles Gilkey stole hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of rare books from book fairs, stores, and libraries around the country. Determined to catch Gilkey, Ken Sanders, a book dealer with a penchant for detective work, tirelessly pursued him. Journalist Allison Hoover Bartlett befriended both eccentric characters, obtaining crucial details on both men's stories. Here, she reveals exactly how  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allison Hoover Bartlett
ISBN: 9781400113439 1400113431
OCLC Number: 731350407
Notes: Unabridged.
Performer(s): Read by Judith Brackley.
Description: 5 CDs (ca. 6 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Allison Hoover Bartlett.

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Book thief John Charles Gilkey stole hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of rare books from book fairs, stores, and libraries around the country. Determined to catch Gilkey, Ken Sanders, a book dealer with a penchant for detective work, tirelessly pursued him. Journalist Allison Hoover Bartlett befriended both eccentric characters, obtaining crucial details on both men's stories. Here, she reveals exactly how Gilkey pulled off his dirtiest crimes and how Sanders ultimately caught him.

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