Book Discussion on The Dangerous World of Butterflies

Peter Laufer talked about his book The Dangerous World of Butterflies: The Startling Subculture of Criminals, Collectors, and… read more

Peter Laufer talked about his book The Dangerous World of Butterflies: The Startling Subculture of Criminals, Collectors, and Conservationists (The Lyons Press; May 5, 2009). He talked about how while speaking at that bookstore three years previously about his book on Iraq, Peter Laufer jokingly said his next book would be about butterflies. He was later invited to a butterfly preserve in Nicaragua where he immersed himself in the history and current infatuation with the insect. Mr. Laufer soon determined there was a less than peaceful side of the butterfly industry, that included the involvement of organized crime, death of certain species, and ecological devastation. He read passages from his book and responded to questions from members of the audience at Village Books in Fairhaven, Washington. His wife Sheila Swan Laufer also participated from the audience.

Peter Laufer is the author of numerous books, including Mission Rejected: U.S. Soldiers Who Say No to Iraq. Mr. Laufer is the co-host of “The Peter Laufer Show,” which is broadcast on radio station Green 960 in San Francisco. close

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Book Discussion on The Dangerous World of Butterflies

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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Aug 2, 2009

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  • Aug 02, 2009 | 4:27am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 02, 2009 | 7:43pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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