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Kirk W. Johnson

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Author of The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century," and To Be a Friend is Fatal: The Fight to Save the Iraqis America Left Behind."

Founder of the List Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies.




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“This consideration,” he concluded, “must surely tell us that all living things were not made for man.”
Kirk W. Johnson, The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

“In an era when women were expected to remain at home and had yet to be granted the right to vote or own property, the abolition of the feather trade was ultimately their work.”
Kirk W. Johnson, The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

“But Edwin never saw mastery as having an end. As an artist, believing he had perfected any technique was anathema to him: fly-tying was an endless search for perfection. Some days he tied better than others. Some days he made mistakes he thought he’d long since moved past. He approached the art form with a humble, monkish devotion. As Muzzy put it, in a profile on Edwin and Anton that ran on McLain’s website: “All they need to remember is they are entering a school you never graduate from.”
Kirk W. Johnson, The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

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