Maps http://publicradiotulsa.org en "The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/gripping-story-esteemed-rare-map-dealer-who-made-millions-stealing-priceless-maps <p>Our guest on this edition of ST is Michael Blanding, an author and magazine writer who's also a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Reporting at Brandeis University. Blanding tells us about his newest book, just out, which is "The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps." As was appreciatively noted of this title by Kirkus Reviews, "The Map Thief" profiles the "strange, mysterious world of rare maps --- and the even stranger mystery of the man who stole them for years without getting caught. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:58:27 +0000 Rich Fisher 61160 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps" "A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/mind-expanding-exploration-way-world-looks-encore-presentation <p>(Please note: This interview originally aired earlier this year.) Today on ST, we speak with the bestselling author of "Just My Type" and other works of wide-ranging, culturally- or historically-driven nonfiction, Simon Garfield. His new book, "On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks," is just out. It's a detailed yet accessible survey of the age-old relationship between man and map, if you will, a study of why we as human beings are (and always have been) so fixated upon mapping things. Tue, 28 May 2013 19:48:25 +0000 Rich Fisher 39874 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks" (Encore presentation.) "A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/mind-expanding-exploration-way-world-looks <p>Today on ST, we speak with the bestselling author of "Just My Type" and other works of wide-ranging, culturally- or historically-driven nonfiction, Simon Garfield. His new book, "On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks," is just out. It's a detailed yet accessible survey of the age-old relationship between man and map, if you will, a study of why we as human beings are (and always have been) so fixated upon mapping things. Cartography, after all, seems to be as defining a characteristic for us (as a species) as, say, language or creativity or play. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:32:34 +0000 Rich Fisher 32305 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks"