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I have always been fascinated with maps (and have written about it here). Author Michael Blanding tells a compelling story about a once-respected map dealer, who, under financial stress, decided to begin a life of crime by stealing and then selling some of the world’s most renown and valuable maps. 253 more words
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Sunny and pleasant
Five meetings yesterday. It was a lot. Plus trying to reschedule some Writers Center stuff. 218 more words
Yesterday, I reviewed Mr. Blanding’s newest book, The Map Thief. Mr. Blanding graciously agreed to be interviewed via email.
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For years, E. Forbes Smiley III seemed to be the kind of man who matched his name’s connotations: moneyed, educated, successful. An antiquarian map dealer, Smiley shuttled between both sides of the Atlantic, becoming an expert in valuable and rare maps, particularly early maps of New England. 486 more words