The Real James Bond: A True Story of Identity Theft, Avian Intrigue, and Ian Fleming

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Schiffer Publishing
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6.4 X 9.3 X 0.8 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

Jim Wright (Allendale, New Jersey) is a prize-winning writer, blogger, and birding columnist for The [Bergen] Record in northern New Jersey. His books include The Nature of the Meadowlands, Jungle of the Maya, and Hawk Mountain. Follow his adventures on Twitter @1realjamesbond, and read his blog at


'Wonderfully researched, full of surprises, and written with zip and panache.' Matthew Gill, author of Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica
"Part biography, part adventure story, and part literary investigation that reveals the incredible true connection between Bond and Fleming for the very first time. Packed with never-before-seen photos, insightful analysis, and original interviews with Bond's colleagues, this important addition to Bond scholarship belongs on the shelf of every serious 007 fan." Matthew Chernov, "James Bond Radio"
"If The Real James Bond does nothing more than convince readers that an ornithologist can be something other than proper, stodgy, or dull, it will have done a great service. This fast-paced, fun book puts the lie to the Miss Jane Hathaway stereotype, painting a portrait of a man who more than lived up to his role as reluctant namesake to the world's favorite secret agent. As an ornithologist, I feel much cooler now." Julie Zickefoose, author of The Bluebird Effect
"A refreshingly authentic and engagingly written look at the little known ornithologist behind the iconic name. Ian Fleming could not have written better." Pete Dunne, retired director of the Cape May Bird Observatory and author of Birds of Prey: Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, and Vultures of North America