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Book Recounts Pillaging of Rare Illustrations from University Libraries

A library thief decimated the rare-book collections of academic libraries across the US during a 1980 crime spree. Travis McDade, the curator of law rare books at the University of Illinois College of Law and an expert on rare-book crimes, tells the story of the thefts and how the thief was caught in his new book, Torn from Their Bindings: A Story of Art, Science, and the Pillaging of American University Libraries.

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A History of New Orleans at Year 300

City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300 was written by Jason Berry. Here’s a trailer for the book, which includes scenes from Berry’s 2019 documentary film by the same name.

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