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Wilson-Lee, Edward

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books tells the story of the first and greatest visionary of the print age, a man who saw how the explosive expansion of knowledge and information generated by the advent of the printing press would entirely change the landscape of thought and society. He also happened to be Christopher Columbus's illegitimate son. At the peak of the Age of Exploration, while his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B COLON WIL

Macy, Sue

Summary: Presents the story of the man who founded the National Yiddish Book Center, and describes the worldwide effort he currently leads to collect unwanted Yiddish books and save the Yiddish language from extinction.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2019

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Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: Traces legal clerk Arturo Schomburg's efforts to curate a collection of African books, letters, music, and art.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 SCH

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Schomburg 2017

Davis, Margaret Leslie

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "The never-before-told story of one extremely rare copy of the Gutenberg Bible, and its impact on the lives of the fanatical few who were lucky enough to own it"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: TarcherPerigee 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 093 DAV

Bartlett, Allison Hoover.

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2010

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 GILKEY, JOHN CHARLES BAR

Bartlett, Allison Hoover.

Summary: 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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 002.075 BAR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 002.075 Bartlett 2009

Bartlett, Allison Hoover.

Summary: Book thief John Charles Gilkey stole hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of rare books from book fairs, stores, and libraries around the country. Determined to catch Gilkey, Ken Sanders, a book dealer with a penchant for detective work, tirelessly pursued him. Journalist Allison Hoover Bartlett befriended both eccentric characters, obtaining crucial details on both men's stories. Here, she...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2009

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2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 002.075 BAR

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: CDBAR

Kinsley, Michael E.

Summary: "Vanity Fair columnist Michael Kinsley escorts his fellow Boomers through the door marked "Exit." The largest age cohort in history--the notorious baby boomers--is approaching the end and starting to plan their final moves in the game of life. Now they are asking: What was that all about? Was it about acquiring things or changing the world? Was it about keeping all your marbles? Or is the only...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tim Duggan Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 KIN

Mays, Andrea E.

Summary: "Today it is the most valuable book in the world. Recently one sold for over five million dollars. It is the book that rescued the name of William Shakespeare and half of his plays from oblivion. The Millionaire and the Bard tells the miraculous and romantic story of the making of the First Folio, and of the American industrialist whose thrilling pursuit of the book became a lifelong...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FOLGER, HENRY MAY

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Mays 2015

Knight, Brenda

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Conari Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920.72 KNI

Rostenberg, Leona.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 ROS

Rostenberg, Leona.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 ROS

Dorey-Stein, Beck

Summary: "In 2012, Beck Dorey-Stein was just scraping by in DC when a posting on Craigslist landed her, improbably, in the Oval Office as one of Barack Obama's stenographers. For five years, Beck was a part of the elite team of men and women who accompanied the president wherever he went, recorder and mic in hand. She got to know everyone from the White House butler to the secret servicemen, advance...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DOREY-STEIN, BECK DOR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B DOREY_STEIN DOR

Hemingway, Ernest

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 1985

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 818 HEM

Perkins, John

Summary: John Perkins' job was to convince countries that are strategically important to the United States -- from Indonesia to Panama -- to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development and to make sure that the lucrative projects were contracted to U.S. corportations, such as Halliburton.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audiobooks 2005

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Santi, Steve.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: KP Books 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 011.62 SAN

Rumsey, David

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ESRI Press 2004

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 912.7 RUM

Broks, Paul

Summary: "When celebrated neuropsychologist Paul Broks's wife died of cancer, it sparked a journey of grief and reflection that traced a lifelong attempt to understand how the brain gives rise to the soul. The result of that journey is a gorgeous, evocative meditation on fate, death, consciousness, and what it means to be human. The Darker the Night, The Brighter the Stars weaves a scientist's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 153 BRO

Summary: While dreams of a passage proved illusory, Captain James Cook's journey produced some of the finest charts, collections, and anthropological observations of his career. It also helped establish British relations with Russia and opened the door to the hugely influential maritime fur trade. This collection of essays from an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars - including former...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Washington Press 2015

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 910 BAR

Summary: Coffee is second only to oil as the world's most valuable traded commodity, but small-scale producers rarely profit from it. This program reveals the hardship and uncertainty faced by coffee farmers in Guatemala, and how many are taking steps to obtain better prices and build better lives. Analyzing the country's traumatic history and the lingering effects of its civil war, the video sheds...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Tharps, Lori L.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Washington Square Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 THARPS, LORI L THA

Aline

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.K. Hall 1988

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 940.5486 ALI

Trigiani, Adriana.

Summary: "The beloved New York Times bestselling author shares a treasure trove of insight and guidance from her two grandmothers-time-tested common sense advice on the most important aspects of a woman's life, from childhood to old age"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperLuxe 2010

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 813.54 TRI

Summary: Home to more biodiversity than either Europe or North America, Costa Rica has shown the world how to benefit from the environment without destroying it. This program treks across the Central American nation with a spotlight on ecotourism and how it fits into Costa Rica's overall economy. Visits to a banana farm, a coffee plantation, the Monteverde Cloud Forest, and the Tortugero National Park...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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