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Michael Blanding

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Journalist

Local Address: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Senior Fellow
    Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University

Education

  • Williams College
189 Total References
Web References
Jones Library - Staff Pick of the Week
www.joneslibrary.org, 25 Feb 2015 [cached]
By Michael Blanding
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In this shocking tale of true crime in academia, journalist Blanding tells the story of how a well-respected antiquarian map dealer became an obsessed thief, stealing invaluable cultural treasures from university libraries. The book is both a tribute to the beautiful maps that drove the age of exploration and an unsettling look at a conman, who may or may not have confessed to all of his crimes.
NY Map Society Meeting Notices
www.newyorkmapsociety.org, 25 Oct 2014 [cached]
In The Map Thief, award-winning investigative reporter Michael Blanding tells the true-life story of a map dealer-turned-criminal E. Forbes Smiley III, who stole more than $3 million worth of antique maps from rare-book libraries around the country. Smiley was ultimately caught in 2005 when an attentive librarian spotted a razor blade he dropped on the floor at Yale University, leading to the ultimate unraveling of his deceptions. Hear Blanding talk about exclusive new information about the case - including the first-ever interview with Smiley himself -- painting a compelling psychological portrait of a man driven by desperation to betray his friends and colleagues and deface the artifacts he loved more than anyone. In addition to talking about Smiley's thefts, Blanding will also talk about the rare and antique maps he stole, examining what makes them so beautiful, so valuable, and so tempting to steal.
Michael Blanding is a Boston-based investigative journalist whose work has appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, Slate, Salon, Consumers Digest, The Boston Globe Magazine, and Boston Magazine. His first book, The Coke Machine: The Dirty Truth Behind the World's Favorite Soft Drink, was published by Avery/Penguin in 2010. His latest, The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps, was published by Gotham Books in June 2014 and named a New England Indie Bestseller by the New England Independent Booksellers Association. Blanding is currently a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University and a staff writer at Harvard Business School. He has won multiple awards for his writing.
His book will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
To read more about Blanding and his new book, visit the website: Mapthief.
The resolution spotlights Coca-Cola's ...
www.killercoke.org, 24 Nov 2014 [cached]
The resolution spotlights Coca-Cola's dismal human rights record and long-standing allegations of violence against union leaders in Colombia and Guatemala, documented by, among others, award-winning journalist, Michael Blanding, in The Coke Machine: The Truth Behind the World's Favorite Soft Drink [1] [2]; the continuing allegations of the use of child labor by its sugar processors, as reported by Human Rights Watch and by investigative reporter, Mark Thomas, in the nationally televised documentary Dispatches: Mark Thomas on Coca Cola [3][4]; as well as charges of outsourcing of thousands of jobs to what critics call "poverty-wage contractors."[5]
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[1] Blanding, M. (2010). The Coke Machine: The Truth Behind the World's Favorite Soft Drink. New York, NY: Penguin Group
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[2] Blanding, M. (2011). The Coke Machine: The Truth Behind the World's Favorite Soft Drink. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
By Michael Blanding and ...
moon.com, 1 May 2013 [cached]
By Michael Blanding and Alexandra Hall
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Authors and New England residents Michael Blanding and Alexandra Hall know the best of the Green Mountain State, from sampling artisan cheddar at the Grafton Village Cheese Company to skiing at Killington Mountain Resort.
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Blanding and Hall include unique trip strategies, such as "Vermont Villages" and "History and Literature Tour".
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Michael Blanding and Alexandra Hall met working five feet from each other as editors at Boston Magazine, where Alex covered food and fashion and Michael wrote about politics and crime.
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Michael Blanding and Alexandra Hall met working five feet from each other as editors at Boston Magazine, where Alex covered food and fashion and Michael wrote about politics and crime.
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Michael and Alex pride themselves on having driven, hiked, canoed, or sailed every corner of the six-state region, ferreting out underrated restaurants, backwoods museums, and hidden villages along the way.
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Michael grew up west of Boston, attended Williams College, and was a staff writer and editor at Boston Magazine for five years. Now a freelance magazine writer, he has also taught journalism at Emerson College, Northeastern University, and Tufts University. He recently published his first book of investigative non-fiction, The Coke Machine: The Dirty Truth Behind the World's Favorite Soft Drink, and is currently at work on a true crime book called The Map Thief that will be published in 2013.
Together, Alex and Michael have written for publications including Condé Nast Traveler, Bon Appétit, Town & Country Travel, New England Travel, Yankee, Boston Magazine, Elle Decor, Continental, Business Traveler, The Nation, The New Republic, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and AlterNet.
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They were married on the rustic shores of Maine's Moosehead Lake, where Michael wore a kilt and Alex donned red heels and white feathers.
Michael Blanding, Writer » Contact
www.michaelblanding.com, 31 May 2013 [cached]
To contact Michael, write: michael@michaelblanding.com.
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Michael Blanding is an award-winning magazine writer who covers politics, social issues, and travel. He has written for publications including The Nation, The New Republic, AlterNet, The Boston Globe, Condé Nast Traveler, and Boston Magazine, where he is a contributing editor. He has also taught magazine writing at Emerson College, Tufts University, and Grub Street Writers. His first book of investigative non-fiction, The Coke Machine: The Dirty Truth Behind the World's Favorite Soft Drink was published by Avery/Penguin in September 2010.
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