Schiffer-Spring-2020

NEW THIS SEASON POP CULTURE | 7 ALSO AVAILABLE The Real James Bond A True Story of Identity Theft, Avian Intrigue, and Ian Fleming Jim Wright First book to research the intriguing backstory of the real James Bond, a Philadelphia ornithologist An adventure story for armchair travelers, fans of 007, and birdwatchers Discover how naturalists named new species after Bond, leveraging his fame to build awareness Whatever happened to him actually outshines anything I’ve had my James Bond do. —Ian Fleming When the real James Bond published his 1936 landmark book, Birds of the West Indies , he had no idea that the 007 creator would steal his name, linking him to the most iconic spy in the Western world. But Bond lived a parallel life of intrigue, and this is the first book to tell his story through the lens of history. Filled with more than 30 archival photos, many never before published, here is the real story of the pipe-smoking, armed and ruthless ornithologist who introduced the world to the exotic birds of the West Indies. Jim Wright (Allendale, New Jersey) is a prize-winning writer, blogger, and birding columnist for The [Bergen] Record in northern New Jersey. His books include The Nature of the Meadowlands , Jungle of the Maya , and Hawk Mountain . Follow his adventures on Twitter @1realjamesbond and read his blog at realjamesbond.net. Size: 6" x 9" Pages: 144 Price: $24.99 Illustrations: 108 color and b/w images Binding: hard cover ISBN: 978-0-7643-5902-6 AVAILABLE FEBRUARY NATURE'S AMBASSADOR: THE LEGACY OF THORNTON W. BURGESS 978-0-7643-4445-9 $24.99 | 320 pp. BIRDS OF PARADOX 978-0-7643-5764-0 $19.99 | 96 pp. Wonderfully researched, full of surprises, and written with zip and panache. —Matthew Parker, author of Goldeneye Here is the intriguing back story of three heroes. One was a charming museum ornithologist, one a flamboyant ex-naval intelligence officer turned best-selling author, and the third, of course, our suave MI6 agent who saves the world over and over again. But this good read is neither fiction nor fantasy. Rather, Jim Wright has penned a fine biography that meshes three fortuitously intertwined worlds. —Frank Gill BISAC: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers

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