The book is by the late journalist and author Jonathan Evan Maslow and it is titled Bird of Life, Bird of Death.
Mr. Maslow documents his travels for a month through Guatemala during the 1980’s. I’m surprised I haven’t heard more about this book as Mr. Maslow talks about Guatemala’s past, present up to the 1980’s, and history as well and how all of these relate to the quetzal.
I’ve seen pictures of the quetzal and the quetzal is endangered. They are beautiful birds and symbols of Guatemala’s past and a symbol for freedom because they cannot live in captivity. Guatemala also has a very fascinating past as a country.
This book can be for a variety of people and interests.