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Críticas: "Important and readable."
"--The Atlantic"

"Thoroughly detailed, stimulating, and challenging."
"--""BookPage "
Q&A with Michael Blanding, author of "The Map Thief"
How many maps did Forbes Smiley steal?
Smiley admitted to stealing 97 maps from six libraries--Harvard, Yale, New York Public Library, Boston Public Library, the British Library, and the Newberry Library in Chicago--worth over $3 million in all. However, the libraries accuse him of taking many more. In all, they are missing around 250 maps, and have evidence that he stole at least a dozen of them. The truth probably lies somewhere in the middle--but we may never know for sure exactly how many he stole.
How did he steal them?
In many cases, the maps were contained in rare books, and Smiley was able to go into a library and just rip them out or cut them out with a razor blade when no one was looking. In other cases, he would request a folder full of maps and just take one. Then, he folded them and put them in the pocket of his blazer and just walked right out. Library catalogs often don't specify which exact maps should appear in which books or folders. So Smiley could rip out a map worth $100,000, and walk out without anyone knowing it was missing. Many of the map library curators knew him as a respected rare-map dealer and trusted him almost like a colleague; he abused that trust to walk out with rare maps right under their noses.
How could he ever sell these rare maps? Wouldn't someone know they were stolen?
Maps aren't like works of art, which exist in only one copy and are strictly catalogued by museums. A rare map might exist in a dozen or more copies, both in libraries and private hands, with no way of knowing if another copy isn't hidden in someone's attic somewhere. Smiley sold mostly to other dealers he'd worked with for years, and they apparently believed them when he told them that he was quietly selling off copies of old maps from the collection of old clients. When these dealers then sold them to collectors, they could openly display them with no idea that stolen pro

Advance Praise for" The Map Thief"
"In this cartographic caper, Michael Blanding slips into the antique map trade and takes a magnifying glass to the mind and motivations of a curious character named E. Forbes Smiley III, a New England polymath with a special talent for taking razors to rare books. The setting and the character belong in a novel, and this engrossing book reads like fiction."
--Nina Burleigh, author of the "New York Times" bestseller "The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Italian Trials of Amanda Knox"
""The Map Thief" isn't just a perceptive, meticulously researched portrait of an exceedingly unlikely felon. It's also a tribute to the beautiful old maps that inspired his cartographic crimes--and shaped our modern world."
--Ken Jennings, author of "Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks"
"Old maps tug powerfully at the imagination, and not always in healthy ways. Nothing makes that clearer than the strange, unsettling case of Forbes Smiley, whose story Michael Blanding has pieced together in captivating detail. This is an unforgettable and cautionary tale, told by an expert investigative reporter who writes with the narrative flair of a novelist. A great read!"
--Toby Lester, author of "The Fourth Part of the World: An Astonishing Epic of Global Discovery, Imperial Ambition, and the Birth of America"
"Disgraced map dealer Forbes Smiley once said that he hoped that the stories about his thefts "would go away." That might be so. But thankfully Michael Blanding decided otherwise, and he tells a powerful story about the nature of crime, greed and art. Smart, suspenseful, and engaging, this book is a fascinating read." - Ulrich Boser, bestselling author of "The Gardner Heist"
"This is a terrific book. The portrait of Forbes Smiley here is one we rarely get of cultural heritage thieves - complete and even-handed, without being either credulous or vindictive. "The Map Thief," aside from be

"In this cartographic caper, Michael Blanding slips into the antique map trade and takes a magnifying glass to the mind and motivations of a curious character named E. Forbes Smiley III, a New England polymath with a special talent for taking razors to rare books. The setting and the character belong in a novel, and this engrossing book reads like fiction."
--Nina Burleigh, author of the "New York Times" bestseller "The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Italian Trials of Amanda Knox"
""The Map Thief" isn't just a perceptive, meticulously researched portrait of an exceedingly unlikely felon. It's also a tribute to the beautiful old maps that inspired his cartographic crimes--and shaped our modern world."
--Ken Jennings, author of "Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks"
"Old maps tug powerfully at the imagination, and not always in healthy ways. Nothing makes that clearer than the strange, unsettling case of Forbes Smiley, whose story Michael Blanding has pieced together in captivating detail. This is an unforgettable and cautionary tale, told by an expert investigative reporter who writes with the narrative flair of a novelist. A great read!"
--Toby Lester, author of "The Fourth Part of the World: An Astonishing Epic of Global Discovery, Imperial Ambition, and the Birth of America"
"Disgraced map dealer Forbes Smiley once said that he hoped that the stories about his thefts 'would go away.' That might be so. But thankfully Michael Blanding decided otherwise, and he tells a powerful story about the nature of crime, greed and art. Smart, suspenseful, and engaging, this book is a fascinating read."
--Ulrich Boser, bestselling author of "The Gardner Heist"
"This is a terrific book. The portrait of Forbes Smiley here is one we rarely get of cultural heritage thieves--complete and even-handed, without being either credulous or vindictive. "The Map Thief," aside from being wonderfully readable, is a valuable a

"THE MAP THIEF is a gripping, suspenseful tale, told by a veteran investigative reporter. And yes, it comes with maps." - "Minneapolis Star Tribune"
"Blanding tucks great little historical trivia ... into his cohesive narrative... an enjoyable exploration of an obscure aspect of history." - "Miami Herald"
"Brisk, engaging...Maps project wishful thinking. THE MAP THIEF is a masterful cartography of a man who fell victim to such wishful thinking, destroying his life."
- "The Boston Globe "
"Brain kale...Bizarre, fascinating, and 100 percent true." - "Mental Floss"
"Truth is much stranger than fiction...In the normally dry world of cartography, Smiley's story makes for a riveting read." - "Town & Country"
"An enthralling look at a famous case." - "Boston Common"
"The best glimpse yet of the social-climbing sneak thief who stole millions of dollars in rare maps from Yale University and other institutions a decade ago." -"New Haven Register"
"Blanding delves deep into both Smiley's world and the history of mapmaking...a fascinating story of ambitions high and low." - "Kirkus Reviews "
"Well-researched...A highly readable profile of a narcissist who got in over his head and lost it all." - "Publishers Weekly "
"A gripping mix of true crime, cartographic lore and bookish obsession, THE MAP THIEF is a book that map and book lovers will devour, even as they cringe at the crimes described."
- "Shelf Awareness"
"In this cartographic caper, Michael Blanding slips into the antique map trade and takes a magnifying glass to the mind and motivations of a curious character named E. Forbes Smiley III, a New England polymath with a special talent for taking razors to rare books. The setting and the character belong in a novel, and this engrossing book reads like fiction." - Nina Burleigh, author of the "New York Times" bestseller "The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Italian Trials of Amanda Knox"
"The Map Thief isn't just a perceptive, meticulously researched portrait of an exceedingly unlikely felon. It's also a tribute to the beautiful old maps that inspired his cartographic crimes--and shaped our modern world." - Ken Jennings, author of "Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks"
"Old maps tug powerfully at the imagination, and not always in healthy ways. Nothing makes that clearer than the strange, unsettling case of Forbes Smiley, whose story Michael Blanding has pieced together in captivating detail. This is an unforgettable and cautionary tale, told by an expert investigative reporter who writes with the narrative flair of a novelist. A great read!"
- Toby Lester, author of "The Fourth Part of the World: An Astonishing Epic of Global Discovery, Imperial Ambition, and the Birth of America"
"Disgraced map dealer Forbes Smiley once said that he hoped that the stories about his thefts 'would go away.' That might be so. But thankfully Michael Blanding decided otherwise, and he tells a powerful story about the nature of crime, greed and art. Smart, suspenseful, and engaging, this book is a fascinating read." - Ulrich Boser, bestselling author of "The Gardner Heist"
"This is a terrific book. The portrait of Forbes Smiley here is one we rarely get of cultural heritage thieves - complete and even-handed, without being either credulous or vindictive. "The Map Thief," aside from being wonderfully readable, is a valuable addition to this area of study."
- Travis McDade, author of "The Book Thief: The True Crimes of Daniel Spiegelman"
"Michael Blanding not only tells the spell-binding tale of a clever and obsessed thief, but he also adds to the field of research into people who commit crimes involving rare and precious items. All the while, Blanding examines the crimes with the acumen of a seasoned investigator and the skill of a talented writer." - Anthony M. Amore, co-author of "Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists"

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