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    DescriptionJohn 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.

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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
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Allison Hoover Bartlett, Narrator Judith Brackley
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    ISBN 13: 9781400163434
    ISBN 10: 1400163439

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    LC classification: HV
    Abridged Dewey: 364
    BIC subject category V2: BTC
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    BISAC V2.8: TRU000000
    B&T Approval Code: C39208200
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO024000, ANT005000
    DC22: 364.162092
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55810
    Thema V1.0: DNXC, WCS
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Edition statement
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    08 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Allison Hoover Bartlett works as a freelance writer for newspapers and magazines. Her work has appeared in the "New York Times," the "Washington Post," "Salon," the "San Francisco Magazine," and other publications. Judith Brackley worked in major market radio for twenty years and has numerous radio spots, industrial voice-overs, and narrations to her credit.
    Review quote
    ""[Brackley's] soft voice, often near a toned whisper, adds the right atmosphere to a biography of a creepy man and a reporter's long search for his motive."" ---AudioFile