A fascinating story of ambitions high and low, the ancient yearning to chart a new world, and the eternal lure of a quick buck.
— Kirkus Reviews

Michael Blanding is an award-winning investigative journalist. His new book, The Map Thief, is due out from Gotham Books in June 2014.

[A] made-for-the-movies
tale of a cartographic crook... A riveting read.
— Town & Country Magazine