Michael Blanding

Michael Blanding is a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, and the author of The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps (Gotham, June 2014). The book tells the story of notorious rare-map thief E. Forbes Smiley III, along with the history of cartography of North America.

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