The Feather Thief

Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

Recommended by Joe Kunkle, and 1 others. See all reviews

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A rollicking true-crime adventure and a thought-provoking exploration of the human drive to possess natural beauty for readers of The Stranger in the Woods, The Lost City of Z, and The Orchid Thief.

On a cool June evening in 2009, after performing a concert at London's Royal Academy of Music, twenty-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist boarded a train for a suburban outpost of the British Museum of Natural History, armed with a pair of latex gloves, a miniature LED flashlight, and a diamond-blade glass cutter. Home to one of the largest ornithological...

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Joe Kunkle I set aside an hour after the close on Wednesday's to read a book (only hour I get per week usually) outside by the firepit, and I really look forward to I must be getting old :) "Feather Thief" current read, 180 pages in, it's incredibly awesome (Source)

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