The Real James Bond

ISBN: 9780764359026

Author: Jim Wright    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Whatever happened to him actually outshines anything I’ve had my James Bond do. —Ian Fleming James Bond: author, ornithologist, marksman, and . . . identity-theft victim? When James Bond published his landmark book, Birds of the West Indies, he had no idea it would set in motion events that would link him to the most iconic spy in the Western world and turn his life upside down. Born into a wealthy family but cut off in his early twenties, James Bond took off to the West Indies in search of adventure. Armed with arsenic and a shotgun, he took months-long excursions to the Caribbean to collect material for his iconic book, Birds of the West Indies, navigating snake-infested swamps, sleeping in hammocks, and island-hopping on tramp steamers and primitive boats. Packed with archival photos, many never before published, and interviews with Bond’s family and colleagues, here is the real story of the pipe-smoking, ruthless ornithologist who introduced the world to the exotic birds of the West Indies.

Bind: hardback

Pages: 144

Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm

Publication Date: 20-02-2020

Availability Date: 20-04-2020

Tags: Coming Soon   January / February 2020   Biography   Science & Nature

$55.00
DUE > 20th Apr 2020
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