WashU Libraries Virtual Book Club: ‘The Map Thief’

The WashU Libraries Book Club explores both fiction and non-fiction titles, with selections focusing on history, medicine, travel, adventure, rare books and literature. December's selection is 'The Map Thief' by Michael Blanding.

Join us to discuss the December book club selection, The Map Thief by Michael Blanding.

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. The Map Thief delves into the true history of this fascinating high-stakes criminal and the inside story of the industry that consumed him.

Book club will begin with a presentation of historic maps, followed by a discussion of the book.

Free and open to all, pre-registration required.


December 1st, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Online
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