The author traveled across the USA and Europe to meet with pigeon fanciers and pigeon haters in a quest to discover the pigeon’s transformation from beloved friend to feathered outlaw.
Starting with Brooklyn man’s quest to win The Main Event (the pigeon world’s equivalent to the Triple Crown). Andrew attends a pigeon breeders’ convention dedicated to breeding the perfect bird and also visits a live and legal – pigeon shoot where participants pay $150 to shoot live pigeons.
From tracking down Mike Tyson, the nation’s most famous pigeon lover, to spending time with Queen Elizabeth’s royal Pigeon Handler in England.
This book tells for the first time the remarkable story behind this seemingly unremarkable bird.
- Condition: Used – Very Good Condition – just like new
- Paperback: 239 pages
- Publisher: Grove Press, Uncorrected Proof (2006)
- ISBN-10: 0802118348
- ISBN-13: 978-0802143280
- Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 15 x 1.4 cm
- Shipping Weight: 347 g
1. Introductions: Pigeonholed
2. Old Cocks
3. Through Rain, Sleet and ….. a Hail of Bullets
4. Drs. Frankenstein
5. Evolution, Peapods and Pigeons
7. Inside the Cuckoo Clock
8. Flying Rats
9. Mike and Me
10. Great Expectations
11. The Old Bird’s Birds
12. the Breast Farm
13. The Main Event
14. They had no Choice