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The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson

The Feather Thief

The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson
Apr 24, 2018 | 320 Pages
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Praise for To Be a Friend is Fatal:

“Beautifully written…A deeply personal and poignant story.”
—Azar Nafisi

“Riveting, darkly funny, heroic, and shaming.”
—George Packer

“I have long been an admirer of Kirk Johnson–for his humanitarian advocacy on behalf of forgotten Iraqis and for his honest and poetic writing.”
—David Finkel

“Devastating…To Be a Friend Is Fatal [tells the story of] interpreters and aid workers who risked their lives to work with the Americans, only to find themselves left behind as the United States pulled out.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“A searing account.”
The New Yorker

“Johnson’s rage-inducing account of government indifference is a tale of lost innocence that, in our American twilight, feels devastatingly allegorical.”

“[A] truly incredible story.”
—Ira Glass, “This American Life”

“It is difficult to imagine a book more urgent than this.”
The Boston Globe

“This well-written book–the author is an honest, engaging, and indomitable guide–warrants a special place in nonfiction shelves.”
The Daily Beast

Men’s Journal

“A must-read memoir.”
Philadelphia Inquirer

“A poignant story…a fascinating and intimate look at the inner workings of military occupation and its effects.”
Los Angeles Review of Books

“A well-written account of one man’s righteous quest to overcome government bureaucracy.”
Kirkus Reviews

“An essential book.”
—Dexter Filkins, author of The Forever War

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