The library book
(Large type book)

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Main Flagstaff Public Library - Large Type Books
L-T 027.47994 O71L
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Large type book
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539 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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English

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Includes bibliographical references.
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On the morning of April 28, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual fire alarm. As one fireman recounted, "Once that first stack got going, it was 'Goodbye, Charlie.'" The fire was disastrous: it reached 2000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library-and if so, who? Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the fire, award-winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling book that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Orlean, S. (2018). The library book (Large print edition.). Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Orlean, Susan. 2018. The Library Book. Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Orlean, Susan. The Library Book Thorndike Press, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Orlean, Susan. The Library Book Large print edition., Thorndike Press, 2018.

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