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Craig Pittman is an award-winning journalist who writes about environmental issues for Florida’s largest newspaper, the St. Petersburg Times. He is the coauthor of Paving Paradise and author of Manatee Insanity.
Our group selected this book for its local interest to us in Sarasota. While it exposed us to the obsessive behavior of serious orchid collectors and the extent government... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Marianne
and the incident described in this book proves it.
I am the typical common orchid lover, who got her first Phalaenopsis, and when I managed to get it flower again I was... Read more
True story of a big orchid scandal. Recommended to me by a friend who grows orchids. I had no idea that people got this criminally involved with flowers -- but they do.Published 3 months ago by Marilyn Blanck
An intriguing report of a real life problem of orchids, those lovely, sometimes delicate, flower. Craig Pittman is a reporter and the book reads like a series of news reports. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Penny
Seventeen years ago while living in Orlando I picked up a photograph I was having enlarged and the store owner commented that it was a nice shot, maybe I should enter it at Selby. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Fred Forbes
I remember reading about this unfortunate scandal while it was happening. Now I know all the details and believe that there truly is a curse on either phragmipedium kovachii or on... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Connie Baily
Pittman does a great job of presenting a sprawling, convoluted tale of greed, jealously, bitterness and justice in an entertaining, informative narrative. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mike Suchcicki
Interesting story about obsession in the orchid community. A little too detailed in the telling but that may have been necessary. Read morePublished 6 months ago by william m birdsong
Using quotes from news sources and individuals, Craig Pittman paints an accurate picture of the secret world of rare orchid smuggling -- that was brought to light by the obsessive... Read morePublished 7 months ago by macsteam