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The map thief: the gripping story of an esteemed rare-map dealer who made millions stealing priceless maps
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Published:
New York, New York : Gotham Books, [2014].
Physical Desc:
xvi, 300 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
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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. Michael Blanding delves into the untold history of this high-stakes criminal and the inside story of the industry that consumed him.

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1592408176, 9781592408177

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-255) and index.
Description
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. Michael Blanding delves into the untold history of this high-stakes criminal and the inside story of the industry that consumed him.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Blanding, M. (2014). The map thief: the gripping story of an esteemed rare-map dealer who made millions stealing priceless maps. New York, New York, Gotham Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Blanding, Michael. 2014. The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps. New York, New York, Gotham Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Blanding, Michael, The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps. New York, New York, Gotham Books, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Blanding, Michael. The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps. New York, New York, Gotham Books, 2014.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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