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Thieves of Book Row : New York's Most Notorious Rare Book Ring and the Man Who Stopped It

Auteur: Travis McDade
Uitgever: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2013]
Editie/Formaat:   Print book : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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The goods were kept in a secure room under constant scrutiny, deep inside a crowded building with guards at the exits. In the Depression, some fellows were willing to try anything-- even a heist in the rare book room of the New York Public Library. McDade tells the gripping tale of the worst book-theft ring in American history, and the intrepid detective who brought it down. The goods: a first edition of Edgar Allan  Meer lezen...
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Genre/Vorm: History
Literary collections
Genoemd persoon: Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe
Soort document: Boek
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Travis McDade
ISBN: 9780199922666 0199922667 9780190239718 pbk 0190239719 pbk
OCLC-nummer: 813938844
Beschrijving: xi, 216 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Inhoud: The Antics of the Leading Industrials --
The Accumulated Wisdom --
A Purloined Poe --
Scholarship and Investigation --
The Boston Scene --
Someone Qualified as a Bookman --
The People of the State of New York and their Dignity --
That's the End of the Rare Book.
Verantwoordelijkheid: Travis McDade.
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In the late 1920s and early '30s, a book theft ring operating out of lower Manhattan was stealing tens of thousands of rare books per year up and down the east coast. But the investigation following  Meer lezen...

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Thieves is an engaging cat-and-mouse account of porous libraries, scouts armed with 'gall, confidence, and oversized coats,' complicit salesmen and of G. William Bergquist, the dogged New York Public Meer lezen...

 
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