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Shoutout to the Academy of Natural Sciences

A Neat Writeup in Variety

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I was pleased to learn that Variety included The Real James Bond in its new article, "The Best Gifts for James Bond fans." 

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It’s common knowledge among 007 fans that Ian Fleming borrowed the name of a highly respected American ornithologist when it came time to christen the main character of his literary spy series.

What is less well known is the biographical story of the real James Bond.

Born to a wealthy family, but financially cut off while in his twenties, the birding Bond lived a remarkably exciting life of his own, filled with shotgun-toting adventures and island-hopping expeditions in the name of science.

His colorful biography is brilliantly chronicled in author Jim Wright’s fascinating new book “The Real James Bond: A True Story of Identity Theft, Avian Intrigue, and Ian Fleming.”

You can read the full article here.

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