What do you know about pigeons? Pigeons have served as fertility symbols and symbols of peace. They’ve also served as important messengers for countries at war. So why are they vilified as “rats of the sky?” We’ll spend the hour with journalist Andrew D. Blechman who takes us from pigeon shoots to pigeon races; and from the quarters of Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Pigeon Handler to a radical pro-pigeon group in New York City in his new book “Pigeons: The Fascinating Saga of the World’s Most Revered and Reviled Bird” (Grove Press, 2006).
Pigeons: The Fascinating Saga of the World’s Most Revered and Reviled Bird (Grove Press, 2006)