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The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

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

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much( )
Author: Bartlett, Allison Hoover
Publication Date:Nov 2009
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Riverhead Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $35.00
Book Description:

Rare book theft is even more widespread that fine art theft. Most thieves, of course, steal for profit - but John Charles Gilkey stole purely for the love of books. In an attempt to understand him better, journalist Allison Hoover Bartlett plunged herself into the world of book lust and discovered just how dangerous it can be. Immersing the reader in the rich, wide world of literary obsession, Bartlett looks at the history of book passion, collection and theft through the ages to...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Antiques & Collectibles / Books
Law / Criminal Law / General
Literary Criticism / Books & Reading
Social Science / Criminology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):14.6 x 8.58 x 1.08 cm
Book Weight:0.4 Kilograms

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