The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession

by Allison Hoover Bartlett

CD-Audio Publication Date: 17/09/2009

 
John Charles Gilkey is an obsessed, unrepentant book thief who has stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of rare books from book fairs, stores, and libraries around the country. Ken Sanders is the self-appointed "bibliodick" (book dealer with a penchant for detective work) driven to catch him. Journalist Allison Hoover Bartlett befriended both eccentric characters and found herself caught in the middle of efforts to recover hidden treasure. With a mixture of suspense, insight, and humor, she not only reveals exactly how Gilkey pulled off his dirtiest crimes and how Sanders ultimately caught him, but also explores the romance of books, the lure to collect them, and the temptation to steal them. Immersing the listener in a rich, wide world of literary obsession, Bartlett looks at the history of book passion, collection, and theft through the ages, to examine the craving that makes some people willing to stop at nothing to possess the books they love.
ISBN:
9781400113439
9781400113439
Category:
True crime
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
17-09-2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
137x163x27mm
Weight:
0.08kg

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