Ian Fleming and the Domino Effect
"Real James Bond': My Advance Copy Is Here

Happy Birthday, James Bond!

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The famous ornithologist, author and identity-theft victim would have celebrated his 120th birthday tomorrow, January 4.

The Philadelphian was born in 1900. He wrote "Birds of the West Indies" for the Academy of Natural Sciences in his hometown in 1936.

Bond died in 1989 after a long and illustrious life -- with several unexpected twists along the way..

My book about him arrives on Feb. 28.  The launch event is at the Academy on Tuesday, March 3.

(Photo courtesy of the Free Library of Philadelphia's Rare Book Department.  I'll be speaking there about Bond on Saturday, April 11. as part of the Rare Book Department's "Hands on History" talks. You can read more here.)

Questions? E-mail me.

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