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The Resource War dogs : tales of canine heroism, history, and love, Rebecca Frankel ; foreword by Thomas E. Ricks

War dogs : tales of canine heroism, history, and love, Rebecca Frankel ; foreword by Thomas E. Ricks

Label
War dogs : tales of canine heroism, history, and love
Title
War dogs
Title remainder
tales of canine heroism, history, and love
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Frankel ; foreword by Thomas E. Ricks
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Under the cover of night, deep in the desert of Afghanistan, a US Army handler led a Special Forces patrol with his military working dog. Without warning an insurgent popped up, his weapon raised. At the handler's command, the dog charged their attacker. There was the flash of steel, the blur of fur, and the sound of a single shot; the handler watched his dog take a bullet. During the weeks it would take the dog to heal, the handler never left its side. The dog had saved his life. Loyal and courageous, dogs are truly man's best friend on the battlefield. While the soldiers may not always feel comfortable calling the bond they form love, the emotions involved are strong and complicated. In War Dogs, Rebecca Frankel offers a riveting mix of on-the-ground reporting, her own hands-on experiences in the military working dog world, and a look at the science of dogs' special abilities--from their amazing noses and powerful jaws to their enormous sensitivity to the emotions of their human companions. The history of dogs in the US military is long and rich, from the spirit-lifting mascots of the Civil War to the dogs still leading patrols hunting for IEDs today. Frankel not only interviewed handlers who deployed with dogs in wars from Vietnam to Iraq, but top military commanders, K-9 program managers, combat-trained therapists who brought dogs into war zones as part of a preemptive measure to stave off PTSD, and veterinary technicians stationed in Bagram. She makes a passionate case for maintaining a robust war-dog force. In a post-9/11 world rife with terrorist threats, nothing is more effective than a bomb-sniffing dog and his handler. With a compelling cast of humans and animals, this moving book is a must read for all dog lovers--military and otherwise"--
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DLC
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Frankel, Rebecca
Dewey number
355.4/24
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Interest level
MG+
LC call number
UH100
LC item number
.F83 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
7.4
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dogs
  • Dogs
  • Dogs
  • PETS / Dogs / Training
  • HISTORY / Military / Afghan War (2001-)
  • Dogs
  • Dogs
  • United States
Label
War dogs : tales of canine heroism, history, and love, Rebecca Frankel ; foreword by Thomas E. Ricks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1051168
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 251 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781137279682
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014004874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781137279682
  • (OCoLC)869437580
Label
War dogs : tales of canine heroism, history, and love, Rebecca Frankel ; foreword by Thomas E. Ricks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1051168
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 251 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781137279682
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014004874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781137279682
  • (OCoLC)869437580

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