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Thieves of Book Row : New York's most notorious rare book ring and the man who stopped it

Author: Travis McDade
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2015?] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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520 No one had ever tried a caper like this before. The goods were kept in a secure room under constant scrutiny, deep inside a crowded building with guards at the exits. The team picked for the job included two old hands known only as Paul and Swede, but all depended on a fresh face, a kid from Pinetown, North Carolina. In the Depression, some fellows were willing to try anything -- even a heist in the rare book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Named Person: Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Travis McDade
ISBN: 9780190239718 0190239719
OCLC Number: 927158562
Notes: Originally published: 2013.
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Travis McDade.

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In Thieves of Book Row, Travis McDade tells the gripping tale of the worst book-theft ring in American history, and the intrepid detective who brought it down. Both a fast-paced, true-life thriller,  Read more...

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