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Jonathan Franklin

JONATHAN FRANKLIN is a journalist and TV commentator based in South America for the past 24 years. Franklin’s most recent book A Wild Idea (HarperOne, 2021) chronicles the rollicking life of The North Face founder Doug Tompkins who moved to a shack in Patagonia, gave away his riches and became one of the world’s greatest land conservation activists. Franklin writes about conservation, organized crime and survival at sea. His work is featured at www.JonathanFranklin.com.