Gifts of an Eagle - The Book
"What a superb book....an outstanding story of one of the grandest creatures of nature, written with rare knowledge and understanding of the subject. It combines keen observation with a remarkable intimate relationship, so seldom found in studies of wild creatures. It should become a "classic."
- Joy Adamson
author of Born Free
"A glad adventure into the fierce free world behind those golden eyes. Mr. Durden has found a way to hand us the friendship of a proud creature, and that's a gift rarely given..."
author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Old copies of Gifts of an Eagle can be found on Ebay and Amazon. In 2011 Gifts of an Eagle was released in Ebook form. You can find out more in the Gifts of an Eagle shop.
Gifts of an Eagle - The Film
Gifts of an Eagle, the film, is a a documentary made by Kent from original footage from the 1950's through the 1970's. Narrated by Kent, the film is a 75 minute story that will captivate audiences of all ages.
This film maintains the d.i.y. and folksy feel that was ever-present with The Durdens. Kent was a natural story teller and could make any little incident an amusing and entertaining tale. Here he is narrating a film that he took on tour and narrated live for many years when he was a lecturer for The Audubon Society.
Gifts of an Eagle is an old-fashioned feel good nature story that is engaging, dramatic, humorous and very touching. The DVD includes some extras including a fun short educational film made by Kent in the 70's about the life of a wildlife photographer. Available in the shop or on Etsy.
The following two videos are excerpts from the film Gifts of an Eagle