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Pigeons

The Fascinating Saga of the World's Most Revered and Reviled Bird

By Andrew D. Blechman

Pigeons

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Readers will never look at their cities' pigeons the same way again.

Some consider pigeons to be no better than flying rats; others consider them to be man's best friend; most of us pay little attention to them, other than perhaps to cast an angry thought their way when something soft and smeary lands on our windscreen; but spend some time in the company of Andrew Blechman's Pigeons and you'll never look at the humble rock dove in the same light again. 

Starting on a high note, Blechman tells of pigeons through the ages, such as the pigeons behind the Reuters communication empire: A German man by the name of Israel Beer Josaphat realized that there was a ...

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