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The library book

Author: Susan Orlean; Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm)
Publisher: Toronto : CNIB, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook : MP3 : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history; chronicles the Los Angeles Public Library fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives; delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world, from their humble beginnings as a metropolitan charitable initiative to their current status as a cornerstone of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Orlean; Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm)
ISBN: 9780221027239 0221027238
OCLC Number: 1088924782
Notes: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, 2018, p2018. 9781508266488
Performer(s): Susan Orlean.
Reproduction Notes: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio ; 2018.
Description: 1 computer optical disc (12 hr., 9 min.)
Details: Digital audio book in DAISY format.; Requires DAISY talking book player.; Digital to DAISY.; DAISY 2.02 standard; MP3 compression at 32 kbps.
Responsibility: by Susan Orlean.

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Reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history; chronicles the Los Angeles Public Library fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives; delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world, from their humble beginnings as a metropolitan charitable initiative to their current status as a cornerstone of national identity; brings each department of the library to vivid life through on-the-ground reporting; studies arson attempts to burn a copy of a book herself; reflects on her own experiences in libraries; and reexamines the case of Harry Peak, the blond-haired actor long suspected of setting fire to the LAPL more than thirty years ago. Bestseller. 2018.

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