The Map Thief

The Map Thief

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Kent State University Libraries will host Michael Blanding, author of the bestseller The Map Thief on Thursday, April 28, at 6:00 p.m. in Library Room 1018. The event will include a presentation by Blanding and a book signing. Copies of The Map Thief will be available for purchase.

In The Map Thief, award winning investigative reporter Michael Blanding tells the true-life story of a map dealer-turned-criminal E. Forbes Smiley III, who stole more than $3 million worth of antique maps from rare book libraries around the country. Smiley was ultimately caught in 2005. Blanding will discuss exclusive new information about the case and share information about the history behind the maps Smiley stole, and the continuing implications for library security.

This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to register in advance.

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