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"Tells a story that will resonate with everyone who reads it, whether you love birds, conservation success stories, or biographies, or if you want hard evidence that one person really CAN make a difference in this indifferent world."
--The Guardian - GrrlScientist
"Gives life to accounts of scientists living in isolated rural areas in the 1940s, and makes much of what they achieved understandable on a human level."
"strong, quick read…"
--Book News Inc.
"A powerful nature account highly recommended for any natural history collection."
--The Midwest Book Review
"Kathleen Kaska has done a masterful job of writing about a man few people know… Kaska's book is one to be read by not only birders but all who realize the interconnectedness of all species. I hope you make time to read this extremely well researched and documented book."
--The Galveston County Daily News
"Black flies, mosquitoes, dehydration- Allen endured them all and more…Kaska reminds us of the extraordinary effort required to keep a magnificent bird from slipping into oblivion."
"Competent,straightforward, and evocative."
--The Bookwyrm's Hoard (blog)
"Reads like the adventure story it is; a story of one man’s dedication to these birds…I couldn’t put it down!"
--Texas NOW Magazine
"A compelling personal story"
--The American Ornithologists' Union
"After years of grueling, life-threatening exploration by foot, canoe, and footplane, Audubon ornithologist Robert Allen found the [nesting] site...his remarkable feat is documented in Kathleen Kaska’s book."
"A great read."