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Pigeons: The Fascinating Saga of the World’s Most Revered and Reviled Bird
By Andrew D. Blechman ’93JRN (Grove Press, 256 pages, $24)


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The pigeon’s insouciance about waste disposal has made it a foe to fellow city dwellers. But Blechman’s book shows that one man’s winged rat is another man’s dove.