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The man who loved books too much

Allison Hoover Bartlett

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

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Published by Riverhead Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gilkey, John, -- 1968-,
  • Sanders, Ken, -- 1951-,
  • Book collectors -- United States -- Biography,
  • Thieves -- United States -- Biography,
  • Book collecting,
  • Bibliomania,
  • Book thefts

  • About the Edition

    Unrepentant book thief John Charles Gilkey has stolen a fortune in rare books from around the county. Yet unlike most thieves, who steal for profit, Gilkey steals for the love of the books. Perhaps equally obsessive, though, is Ken Sanders, the self-appointed "bibliodick" driven to catch him. Sanders, a lifelong rare book collector and dealer turned amateur detective, will stop at nothing to catch the thief plaguing his trade.

    Edition Notes

    StatementAllison Hoover Bartlett.
    GenreBiography
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ992.8 .B37 2009
    The Physical Object
    Pagination274 p. ;
    Number of Pages274
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24001650M
    ISBN 101594488916
    ISBN 109781594488917
    LC Control Number2009021324

    The Man Who Knew Too Much and other stories () is a book of detective stories by English writer G. K. Chesterton, published in by Cassell and Company in the United Kingdom, and Harper Brothers in the United States. The book contains eight connected short stories about "The Man Who Knew Too Much", and additional unconnected stories featuring separate heroes/: G. K. Chesterton. Allison Bartlett talked about her book The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession (Riverhead Hardcover; Septem ). In her.

    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 Overview - In the tradition of The Orchid Thief, a compelling narrative set within the strange and genteel world of rare-book collecting: the true story of an infamous book thief, his victims, and the man Brand: Riverhead Books. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much audiobook, by Allison Hoover Bartlett 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.

      If you’re coming to the B&N Review website to read about a book called The Man Who Loves Books Too Much, you probably love books enough so that other people — perhaps family members who would prefer to have a painting on the wall rather than another bookshelf — think you love books too ’s the contents of books we love, of course. But there’s also the sheer sensual Author: Alexandra Mullen. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much is an introduction into the world of Book Collectors and Bibliophiles. Allison Hoover Bartlett is our guide on this tour. In the midst of all of this is a case of intrigue and mystery. Although I love to read and collect books, I don’t have any rare books in my personal library/5().


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The man who loved books too much by Allison Hoover Bartlett Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Man who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett is a work of narrative non-fiction. This means it's most likely not going to be a snooze like your earth science textbook. I think that anybody reading this review most likely loves books/5. Allison Hoover Bartlett’s “The Man Who Loved Books Too Much” is the enthralling account of a gently mad con artist and his fraudulent credit-card scams, but it’s also a meditation on the urge to collect and a terrific introduction to the close-knit, swashbuckling world of antiquarian book dealers.”Cited by: 4.

In “The Man Who Loved Books Too Much,” Bartlett uses these two men as a starting point for a series of vignettes in which the love of books turns to madness. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession - Kindle edition by Bartlett, Allison Hoover.

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In telling the true story of book thief John Charles Gilkey and the man who was driven to capture him, Journalist Allison Hoover Bartlett explores the larger history of. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much is a dual tale, focussing both on the world of rare book collecting and the bibliophiles who dominate it, and on the strange tale of a bibliomane, a man who loves books so much that he resorts to stealing them in order to create his dream of a world class collection/5(98).

About The Man Who Loved Books Too Much. In the tradition of The Orchid Thief, a compelling narrative set within the strange and genteel world of rare-book collecting: the true story of an infamous book thief, his victims, and the man determined to catch him. Rare-book theft is even more widespread than fine-art theft.

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Allison Hoover Bartlett's "The Man Who Loved Books Too Much" is the enthralling account of a gently mad con artist and his fraudulent credit-card scams, but it's also a meditation on the urge to collect and a terrific introduction to the close-knit, swashbuckling world of antiquarian book dealers."/5(K).

Is it possible to love books too much. Writer Allison Hoover Bartlett thinks so, given the reaction she often gets to her new book, The Man Who Loved. Allison Hoover Bartlett’s “The Man Who Loved Books Too Much” is the enthralling account of a gently mad con artist and his fraudulent credit-card scams, but it’s also a meditation on the urge to collect and a terrific introduction to the close-knit, swashbuckling world of antiquarian book dealers.”/5().

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much is about bibliomaniacs, bibliophiles, and all the people in between. Bartlett structures her story around a John Gilkey, a mentally unbalanced thief who managed to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of rare books via credit card fraud in the s.

The titular man who loved books too much is one John Charles Gilkey, a California native who was gripped at an early age by the fever of book collecting. Unable to afford the titles he wanted and furnish the grand library of his dreams, Gilkey moved into the world of fraud, using bad checks and stolen credit card numbers to defraud sellers/5(7).

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession (Kindle Edition) Published September 17th by Riverhead Kindle Edition, pages. Our Reading Guide for The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett includes a Book Club Discussion Guide, Book Review, Plot Summary-Synopsis and Author Bio.

About the Book Find at your local library Description While most thieves steal for profit, rare-book thief John Charles Gilkey steals purely for the love of books.

With a mixture of suspense, insight, and humor, "The Man Who Loved Books Too Much" immerses the reader in the world of literary obsession and reveals how dangerous it can :   The Man Who Loved Books Too MuchThe True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary ObsessionBy Allison Hoover Bartlett(Riverhead Books; pages; $)In what started as.

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much () by Allison Hoover Bartlett purports to be the story of John Gilkey, rare book thief, and the man who helped catch him, Ken Sanders (book detective or "bibliodick" as he is dubbed).

It is also Bartlett's tour of the world of rare books--the dealers and collectors and supposedly is a peek at what makes them. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective and a World of Literary Obsession Allison Hoover Bartlett, Penguin Group USA pp.

ISBN Summary The thrilling tale of the ultimate literary cat-and-mouse game, The Man Who Loved Books Too Much centers on the exploits of one man, rare book thief and compulsive collector John Charles. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much is an interesting little audiobook (only 5 CDs) that takes the reader into the world of bibliophiles, con men, and bibliomaniacs.

Allison Hoover Bartlett, a journalist, has given us a very approachable read on John Gilkey, a con man who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of rare and valuable books over /5(4).

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 Riverhead, $, pages REVIEWED BY PHILIP KOPPER.The Man Who Loved Books Too Much; The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession by Bartlett, Allison Hoover and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Allison Hoover Bartlett has turned her San Francisco Magazine article "The Man Who Loved Books Too Much" into a book by the same name (Riverhead, ).

The subject is John Charles Gilkey, longtime book thief and crook-of-all-trades, who has stolen (and most likely continues to steal) from book dealers and libraries around the world.