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characters ↠ The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century Inside Rist grabbed as many rare bird specimens as he was able to carry before escaping into the darkness Kirk Wallace Johnson was waist deep in a river in New Mexico when his fly fishing guide first told him about the heist But what would possess a person to steal dead bi. This book was amazing I absolutely loved it and couldn t wait to finish itSpoiler alert Suffice it to say the fly tying community does not understand the importance of what was lost to science and future generations in the bird heist as well as Edwin Rist himself It was criminal that he got off with just a fineThe Asberger s Syndrome is a tricky diagnosis The problem is that Mr Rist probably has an Asberger s like obsession with fly tying music etc He had rationalized as well as the fly tying community that taking these historic birds was no big deal not like a serious crime where someone gets hurtMake no mistake this crime was carefully planned and was motivated by pure greedIf it wasn t feathers would have been returned It s a shame and feather traffick

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characters ↠ The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLD DAGGER AWARDA tale of obsession vivid and arresting The TimesOne summer evening in 2009 twenty year old musical prodigy Edwin Rist broke into the Natural History Museum at Tring home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world Once. I loved the crazy nature of the crime and the way it was reported including the background about the small group of fly tiers most of whom don t even fish whose obsession provided the raison d tre for a very bizarre crime The crime was wrapped up about half way through the book so I wondered what the rest would entail It turns out that the author spent time energy and money on the un asked for pursuit of the birds that had not been accounted for by the authorities or by the museum from which they were stolen both of whom assumed that most had been dismembered and sold as parts This mission has its moments as the thief himself is interviewed at length but overall this section is less satisfying I d give the first half of the book five stars but the second half just two IMPORTANT When

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characters ↠ The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century Rds And had Rist paid for his crime In search of answers Johnson embarked upon a worldwide investigation leading him into the fiercely secretive underground community obsessed with the Victorian art of salmon fly tying Was Edwin Rist a genius or narcissist Mastermind or paw. When I m coming to the end of a book that has absolutely captivated me the same thing happens every time My body is full of anticipation with how it s going to end I want to read uickly to find out but force myself to read slowly There s a nervous anticipation as I start the final paragraph and when it s over I feel a touch emotional On coming to the end of The Feather Thief you can times all the aforementioned by a factor of a 100 This is a very very good bookIt tells the story of how musical prodigy Edwin Rist came to steal nearly 300 bird skins from the Natural History Museum This isn t some chancer thief This is a bright intelligent charismatic and talented lad from New York who was studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London when he formulated his plan to

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  • The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century
  • Kirk Wallace Johnson
  • English
  • 10 June 2020
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