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The Map Thief by Michael Blanding

By MPL Staff on Jul 23, 2014 10:03 AM

The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps by Michael Blanding

Once considered a respectable antiquarian map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley spent years doubling as a map thief until he was finally arrested slipping maps out of books in the Yale University library. Now, the first reporter to gain access to Smiley himself teases out an astonishing tale of destruction and deception.

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