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Blanding, Michael

Overview
Works: 40 works in 148 publications in 2 languages and 3,457 library holdings
Genres: History  Guidebooks  Maps 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Michael Blanding
The map thief : the gripping story of an esteemed rare-map dealer who made millions stealing priceless maps by Michael Blanding( Book )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of an infamous crime, a revered map dealer with an unsavory secret, and the ruthless subculture that consumed him. Maps have long exerted a special fascination on viewers--both as beautiful works of art and as practical tools to navigate the world. But to those who collect them, the map trade can be a cutthroat business, inhabited by quirky and sometimes disreputable characters in search of a finite number of extremely rare objects. 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 untold history of this fascinating high-stakes criminal and the inside story of the industry that consumed him. Acclaimed reporter Michael Blanding has interviewed all the key players in this stranger-than-fiction story, and shares the fascinating histories of maps that charted the New World, and how they went from being practical instruments to quirky heirlooms to highly coveted objects. Though pieces of the map theft story have been written before, Blanding is the first reporter to explore the story in full--and had the rare privilege of having access to Smiley himself after he'd gone silent in the wake of his crimes. Moreover, although Smiley swears he has admitted to all of the maps he stole, libraries claim he stole hundreds more--and offer intriguing clues to prove it. Now, through a series of exclusive interviews with Smiley and other key individuals, Blanding teases out an astonishing tale of destruction and redemption. The Map Thief interweaves Smiley's escapades with the stories of the explorers and mapmakers he knew better than anyone. Tracking a series of thefts as brazen as the art heists in Provenance and a subculture as obsessive as the oenophiles in The Billionaire's Vinegar, Blanding has pieced together an unforgettable story of high-stakes crime."--
The Coke machine : the dirty truth behind the world's favorite soft drink by Michael Blanding( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exposé on the rise of Coca-Cola to become one of the world's most profitable and recognized brands shares unsettling reports on franchise deals in adversarial nations, the role of company products in obesity rates, and the environmental impact of its bottling practices
The map thief : the gripping story of an esteemed rare-map dealer who made millions stealing priceless maps by Michael Blanding( Recording )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maps have long exerted a special fascination on viewers-both as beautiful works of art and as practical tools to navigate the world. But to those who collect them, the map trade can be a cutthroat business, inhabited by quirky and sometimes disreputable characters in search of a finite number of extremely rare objects. 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 untold history of this fascinating high-stakes criminal and the inside story of the industry that consumed him. Acclaimed reporter Michael Blanding has interviewed all the key players in this stranger-than-fiction story, and shares the fascinating histories of maps that charted the New World, and how they went from being practical instruments to quirky heirlooms to highly coveted objects. Though pieces of the map theft story have been written before, Blanding is the first reporter to explore the story in full-and had the rare privilege of having access to Smiley himself after he'd gone silent in the wake of his crimes. Moreover, although Smiley swears he has admitted to all of the maps he stole, libraries claim he stole hundreds more-and offer intriguing clues to prove it. Now, through a series of exclusive interviews with Smiley and other key individuals, Blanding teases out an astonishing tale of destruction and redemption. The Map Thief interweaves Smiley's escapades with the stories of the explorers and mapmakers he knew better than anyone. Tracking a series of thefts as brazen as the art heists in Provenance and a subculture as obsessive as the oenophiles in The Billionaire's Vinegar, Blanding has pieced together an unforgettable story of high-stakes crime
The Coke machine : [the dirty truth behind the world's favorite soft drink] by Michael Blanding( Recording )

19 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exposé on the rise of Coca-Cola to become one of the world's most profitable and recognized brands shares unsettling reports on franchise deals in adversarial nations, the role of company products in obesity rates, and the environmental impact of its bottling practices
New England by Michael Blanding( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reisehåndbøkene i denne serien er laget for dem som ønsker å reise for seg selv og samtidig vil utforske kultur, natur og utendørsaktiviteter. Alle anbefalinger (hoteller, restauranter, aktiviteter, severdigheter og lignende) skal ifølge forlaget være basert på den enkelte forfatteres personlige erfaring
Vermont by Michael Blanding( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to visiting Vermont, offering trip planning advice, describing the attractions of five regions, providing lists of places to eat and stay, and including maps, photographs, and suggested itineraries
Fodor's 25 best by Sue Gordon( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An innovative combination that incorporates a compact-sized travel guide with a convenient fold-out map provides in-depth coverage of the great cities of the world, featuring capsule reviews of recommended hotels, restaurants, shops, and nightlife options, as well as handy travel tips, fun facts, the twenty-five best things to see and do, Web sites, service information, and other useful sections
Moon handbooks by Michael Blanding( )

in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhode Island by Michael Blanding( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moon handbooks by Michael Blanding( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Massachusetts by Michael Blanding( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moon Spotlight Massachusetts is a 160-page compact guide covering the best of the state's major locations, including Boston, Eastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and Western Massachusetts. Travel writers Michael Blanding and Alexandra Hall offer their firsthand advice on what sights are must-sees, and sightseeing highlight maps make planning your time easy. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on entertainment, shopping, recreation, accommodations, food, and transportation, making navigating this historical New England destination uncomplicated and enjoyable
Moon spotlight Connecticut by Michael Blanding( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moon Spotlight Connecticut is a 60-page compact guide covering the best of the state's regions, including Connecticut River Valley, The Quiet Corner, Greater New Haven, and Fairfield County. Travel writers Michael Blanding and Alexandra Hall offer their firsthand advice on what sights are must-sees, and sightseeing highlight maps make planning your time easy. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on entertainment, shopping, recreation, accommodations, food, and transportation, making navigating this state's mixture of rural charm and quintessential suburbia uncomplicated and en
The surprising link between language and corporate responsibility by Michael Blanding( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Hybrid' organizations a difficult bet for entrepreneurs by Michael Blanding( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crowdfunding a poor investment by Michael Blanding( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overcoming Nervous Nelly by Michael Blanding( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moon spotlight by Michael Blanding( )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moon Spotlight Newport is a 65-page compact guide covering the best of this lovely seaside city. New England natives Michael Blanding and Alexandra Hall offer their firsthand advice on must-see attractions, as well as maps with sightseeing highlights, so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on entertainment, shopping, recreations, accommodations, food, and transportation, making navigating Newport uncomplicated and enjoyable. This Spotlight guidebook is excerpted from Moon Rhode Island
Moon Vermont by Michael Blanding( )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel writers Michael Blanding and Alexandra Hall provide a unique look at the Green Mountain State, from sampling artisan cheddar at the Grafton Village Cheese Company to skiing at Killington Mountain Resort. Blanding and Hall include unique trip strate
Boston by Sue Gordon( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Get to know the best of Boston with this wonderful city guide, perfect for both business and leisure, with all the practical information you need for the ideal trip. Presented in a handy and compact format, the guide also contains a separate weather-resistant, pull-out map of Boston within its own self-contained wallet to help you navigate the city. For those short on time, the 'Top 25' sights and experiences have been hand picked to show you the best of the city in a short space of time. Explore must-see sights from the New England Aquarium to the Paul Revere House in the 'City Tours' or 'More to See' sections, helping you get the best out of the city with self-guided tours and helpful advice from those in the know. Or if you want to get to know the city in more depth simply turn to the 'Focus On' section with top tips and advice for great places to shop, eat, drink and sleep for every budget
Massachusetts( )

in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Coke machine : the dirty truth behind the world's favorite soft drink
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ブランディング, マイケル

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English (114)

Chinese (1)