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Man's Best Friends - True Stories of the World's Most Heroic Dogs

Man's Best Friends - True Stories of the World's Most Heroic Dogs [Kindle Edition]

John McShane
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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"A gripping and uplifting collection of tales that honors the valor, intelligence, and heart of four-legged heroes around the world." -- Blog

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For thousands of years, men and women have known who to turn to in times of trouble - a dog. All over the world dogs have risked, and often lost, their lives to look after the human beings they care for. Their intelligence, devotion and astonishing courage to help humans in distress on countless occasions almost defies belief. Their stories range from Roselle the Labrador, who led her blind owner to safety from the carnage of the World Trade Centre, to the legends of Balto and Togo, two of the huskies who traversed over 1,000 kilometres of snow and ice to bring life-saving medicine to an isolated town, and Swansea Jack, the black Labrador who rescued almost 30 people from drowning and who had a statue erected in his honour. Many of the dogs featured in this book have been specially trained to help humans, a task they eagerly set about regardless of the physical risk they face as a result. Then there are the family pets who, when danger threatens, react with total disregard for their own wellbeing, caring only about one thing; protecting the humans they love.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1224 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: John Blake; 1 edition (27 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008L03UMQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #335,654 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars A must read book 18 July 2013
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Being a dog lover and the owner of a Hearing dog for deaf people I have enjoyed the stories of so many wonderful dogs - Where would we be without them. I felt for all the dogs and people in this remarkable book and had plenty of feelings, comforts and tears.
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I did not like the way each chapter blended all the stories into each other and had to keep stop reading to give myself time to adjust to each dog. Lots of names and places involved made it uncomfortable to follow. Also I would have enjoyed it more if different countries were kept apart.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good read 22 May 2013
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fantastic read, keeps you gripped and an easy read, if you love animals you will love this book easy to keep you engrossed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 25 May 2014
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I loved this book very much - it captivated me from the start to the end. I would recommend it to all dog lovers. Very well written. Romana Volny
5.0 out of 5 stars Dog stories 16 Dec 2013
By Natacha Dannenberg - Published on
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I thoroughly loved this book. The stories of these dogs is going to cause you to look at your dog in a different light. The animals depicted here are amazing in their devotion and deeds. If you are a dog lover you will treasure this, if not, this might cause you to become one!
5.0 out of 5 stars Dog Book 30 Dec 2012
By Crystal - Published on
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8 yr old granddaughter asked for books about dogs for Christmas. She was thrilled with this book. Not just for kids but for anyone who enjoys this genre of books.
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