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

Michael Blanding is an award-winning investigative journalist and best-selling author of The Map Thief (Gotham Books, June 2014).

Blanding’s most moving passages commemorate those who helped build and, bit by bit, envisage the world as we know it.
— The Wall Street Journal
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