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The Meinertzhagen Mystery: The Life and Legend of a Colossal Fraud

Biography / Memoir

By: Brian Garfield

352 pages, b&w photos

Potomac Books

Paperback | Apr 2008 | #186099 | ISBN-13: 9781597971607
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Hardback | Mar 2007 | #163582 | ISBN-13: 9781597970419
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About this book

Col. Richard Meinertzhagen (1878-1967) was an acclaimed British war hero, a secret agent, and a dean of international ornithology. Many of the adventures recorded in his celebrated diaries were imaginary; he committed a half-century of major and costly scientific fraud, which was discovered in the 1990s - he had stolen bird specimens of major collections such as the Natural History Museum in London, and fabricated data to go with them.


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