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The Legacy of John James Audubon

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The Legacy of John James Audubon

The Legacy of John James Audubon

The Legacy of John James Audubon

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He lied about his birthplace, his parentage and his artistic training. He was a shameless self-promoter... and the creator of one of the most respected works of American art and natural history. We look at the life of John James Audubon and the making of The Birds of America.

Guests:

William Souder
*Author, Under a Wild Sky: John James Audubon and the Making of The Birds of America (North Point Press, 2004)

Duff Hart-Davis
*Author, Audubon's Elephant: America's Greatest Naturalist and the Making of the Birds of America (Henry Holt, 2004)

Mary Obmascik
*Author, The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession(Free Press, 2004)

Jeff Wells
*Conservation ornithologist, Cornell Lab of Ornithology