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The Resource The library book, Susan Orlean

The library book, Susan Orlean

Label
The library book
Title
The library book
Statement of responsibility
Susan Orlean
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Weaving her life-long love of books and reading with the fascinating history of libraries and the sometimes-eccentric characters who run them, award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean presents a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling story as only she can. With her signature wit, insight, compassion, and talent for deep research, she investigates the legendary Los Angeles Public Library fire to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives. To truly understand what happens behind the stacks, Orlean visits the different departments of the LAPL, encountering an engaging cast of employees and patrons and experiencing alongside them the victories and struggles they face in today’s climate. She also delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world, from a metropolitan charitable initiative to a cornerstone of national identity. She reflects on her childhood experiences in libraries; studies arson and the long history of library fires; attempts to burn a copy of a book herself; and she re-examines the case of Harry Peak, the blond-haired actor long suspected of setting fire to the library over thirty years ago. Along the way, she reveals how these buildings provide much more than just books—and that they are needed now more than ever
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orlean, Susan
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • E
  • Z733.L8742
LC item number
O75 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Los Angeles Public Library
  • Los Angeles Public Library
  • Public libraries
  • Library buildings
  • Fires
  • Arson
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / Social History
Label
The library book, Susan Orlean
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-317)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1029886122
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9781476740188
Lccn
2018022454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1029886122
  • (OCoLC)1029886122
Label
The library book, Susan Orlean
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-317)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1029886122
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9781476740188
Lccn
2018022454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1029886122
  • (OCoLC)1029886122

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