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  • 4 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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2 current holds with 5 total copies.

Series Information

Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola LP 027.4799 ORL (Text) 33118000186620 Adult: Large Print Available -
Greentown PL - Greentown 027.47994 ORLEAN LARGE PRINT (Text) 75342000087562 Adult Non-Fiction Large Print Available -
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library NEW LP 027 ORL (Text) 70743000165863 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library ACQ16546 (Text) NWBRG16546 New Materials On order -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library LP 027.47994 ORL (Text) 78731000508650 New NF Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432856465 (large print : hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1432856464 (large print : hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 539 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"Orlean chronicles the LAPL fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives; delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world, from their humble beginnings as a metropolitan charitable initiative to their current status as a cornerstone of national identity; brings each department of the library to vivid life through on-the-ground reporting; studies arson attempts to burn a copy of a book herself; reflects on her own experiences in libraries; and reexamines the case of Harry Peak, the blond-haired actor long suspected of setting fire to the LAPL more than thirty years ago"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Los Angeles Public Library > Fire, 1986.
Los Angeles Public Library. Central Library > History.
Public libraries > California > Los Angeles > History > 20th century.
Fires > California > Los Angeles.
Arson > California > Los Angeles > History > 20th century.
Library materials > Conservation and restoration > California > Los Angeles.
Books > Conservation and restoration > California > Los Angeles.
Genre: Large type books.

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