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Author McDade, Travis.

Title Thieves of Book Row : New York's most notorious rare book ring and the man who stopped it / Travis McDade.

Publication Info. Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, McMahon Wintonbury Library - Adult Department  364.162 MCD    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  364.1628 MCDADE    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  364.1628 M14    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  090.904 MCDADE    Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  090.904 MCDADE    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Bishop's Corner Branch - Non Fiction  364.1628 MCDADE    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  364.16 MCDADE    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  090.904 MC    Check Shelf
Description xi, 216 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-210) and index.
Contents The antics of the leading industrials -- The accumulated wisdom -- A purloined Poe -- Scholarship and investigation -- The Boston scene -- Someone qualified as a bookman -- The people of the state of New York and their dignity -- That's the end of the rare book.
Summary No one had ever tried a caper like this before. The goods were kept in a secure room under constant scrutiny, deep inside a crowded building with guards at the exits. The team picked for the job included two old hands known only as Paul and Swede, but all depended on a fresh face, a kid from Pinetown, North Carolina. In the Depression, some fellows were willing to try anything--even a heist in the rare book room of the New York Public Library. In Thieves of Book Row, Travis McDade tells the gripping tale of the worst book-theft ring in American history, and the intrepid detective who brought it down.
Subject Rare books -- History -- 20th century.
Thieves -- Literary collections.
Art thefts -- New York (State) -- New York.
Rare books -- New York (State) -- New York.
New York Public Library -- History -- 20th century.
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Manuscripts.
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Library resources.
ISBN 9780199922666 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
0199922667 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
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