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

Autor: Travis McDade
Editora: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2013]
Edição/Formato   Livro : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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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  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: History
Literary collections
Pessoa Denominada: Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe
Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Travis McDade
ISBN: 9780199922666 0199922667
Número OCLC: 813938844
Descrição: xi, 216 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Conteúdos: 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.
Responsabilidade: 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  Ler mais...

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