The Feather Thief
Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the CenturyBook - 2018
On a cool June evening in 2009, twenty-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist grabbed hundreds of bird skins - some collected 150 years earlier - and escaped into the darkness. Two years later, Kirk Wallace Johnson was consumed by the strange case of the feather thief. What would possess a person to steal dead birds? This is the gripping story of a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man's relentless pursuit of justice. Print run 50,000.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: 364.16285 N2193J 2018
Characteristics: x, 308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
From Library Staff
This fascinating account of a bizarre heist of rare bird skins from the British Natural History Museum in 2009 leads readers into an unexpected place – the little-known world of Victorian-era fly-tying enthusiasts.
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