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The Island of Lost Maps

The Island of Lost Maps

Author(s): Miles Harvey

Location(s): World

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): 20th Century

In December 1995 Gilbert Bland was chased from a rare book room of Johns Hopkins University, clutching a 232-year-old map. He turned out to be one of the greatest map thieves in history. Miles Harvey traced Bland¿s journey from middle-class anonymity to dark criminality, to understand what drove Bland to steal some of the rarest cartographic treasures in the world.

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

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