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Readership: Trade readers interested in crime, rare books, Jazz Age history, New York, the New York Public Library, Edgar
Travis McDade, Associate professor, library administration; curator, law rare books, University of Illinois College of Law, US
Travis McDade is curator of law rare books and associate professor of library administration at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
"This well researched, clearly written monograph is a valuable contribution not only to scholarlu studies of Ezra 9-10, but also to the way in which anthropological theories can provide some insight into the readinf of biblical texts." - Elisabeth M. Cook, University of Exeter, The Expository Times
"Thieves of Book Row is an astonishing account of a highly organized and intrepid book-theft ring in New York during the 1920s and 1930s." - Renae Satterly, Library & Information History
Chapter 1: The Antics of the Leading Industrials
Chapter 2: The Accumulated Wisdom
Chapter 3: A Purloined Poe
Chapter 4: Scholarship and Investigation
Chapter 5: The Boston Scene
Chapter 6: Someone Qualified as a Bookman
Chapter 7: The People of the State of New York and their Dignity
Chapter 8: That's the End of the Rare Book