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McKelvey School of Engineering

Virtual Book Club: 'The Map Thief'

Wednesday, December 1 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Event

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.

Event Type

Meetings & Conferences


Arts & Culture, Humanities & Society



University Libraries
Event Contact

Cassie Brand | cassie.brand@wustl.edu

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