Dog Heroes of September 11th: A Tribute to America's Search and Rescue Dogs

Dog Heroes of September 11th: A Tribute to America's Search and Rescue Dogs

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by Nona Kilgore Bauer
     
 

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Dog Heroes of September 11th -- A Tribute to America’s Search and Rescue Dogs, now in its Tenth Anniversary second edition, is the first and only major publication to salute the canines that served our nation in the recovery missions following the terrorists’ strikes on America. In his foreword to this edition, former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani

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Dog Heroes of September 11th -- A Tribute to America’s Search and Rescue Dogs, now in its Tenth Anniversary second edition, is the first and only major publication to salute the canines that served our nation in the recovery missions following the terrorists’ strikes on America. In his foreword to this edition, former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani says, “No American could be unmoved by the stories and images of these dogs and their handlers….Their journeys, as told in these pages, reinforce our resolve to persevere, rebuild and keep our nation safe and strong.”

A testament to man’s best friend and his most critical role in American history, Dog Heroes of September 11th pays tribute to 79 canine heroes and their handlers, retelling their heart-stirring stories and photographically capturing many defining moments of the days that followed September 11, 2001.

This oversized gift book features over 400 color photographs, many never seen except in this publication. Nona Kilgore Bauer, who has won multiple awards for her books on dogs, interviewed each of the handlers who participated in the recovery efforts at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, Shanksville, Penn., and the Fresh Kills landfill, the site to which remains from the fallen towers were transported, and lovingly retells their stories of heroism and bravery.

In its first edition (released in 2006), Dog Heroes of September 11th won numerous awards, including book of the year from the Dog Writers Association of America, Book-of-the-Month Club, and the Independent Book Publishers Association.

The second edition, expanded with over 100 new pages and over 150 new full-color photographs, presents chapters on military working dogs in Iraq and Afghanistan, the therapy dogs who worked at Ground Zero, the SDF’s new National Training Center, and post-9/11 rescue missions at home and abroad. A special section, written by selected 9/11 handlers, pays tributes to their canine partners who passed away after their recovery missions.

In addition to paying tribute to the dog-and-handler teams that were deployed after the attacks, this I-5 Press book supports the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) in its mission to produce certified search and rescue teams to protect our whole nation. A portion of the proceeds of Dog Heroes of September 11th benefits the SDF.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
After 9/11, Bauer completed an exhaustive compendium of the search and rescue dogs who labored at the disaster sites. The individual dogs are profiled, photographed, and their handlers are interviewed. These dogs worked at Ground Zero, the Pentagon, the Fresh Kills landfill, Shanksville, PA (the Flight 93 crash site), as well as in therapeutic capacities. Additionally, Bauer looks at the roles of military working dogs in Iraq and Afghanistan. While the handlers generally do not consider the dogs heroes—they are merely doing their jobs—readers will quickly feel that the dogs themselves deserve special recognition for their work. It will be difficult to not get choked up and emotional over the images of the selfless animals with buoyant spirits who brought hope to people in the most trying times. While it is definitely repetitive (as one might imagine with a few dozen cursory biographies of Labrador Retrievers), the pictures of the dogs, as well as their stories, are an inspiration to all. (July)
From the Publisher

"No American could be unmoved by the stories and images of these dogs and their handlers...Their journeys, as told in these pages, reinforce our resolve to persevere, rebuild and keep our nation safe and strong." - Rudolph Giuliani, from the Foreword to the Tenth-Anniversary Edition.

"If you deem yourself a dog lover, get ready to love them even more. A book full of courage, dedication, hope and faith - not just in mankind, but in mankind's best friend." - Denis Leary, actor; writer; comedian; co-owner of Daphne, Holly, Lulu and Gomer; and founder of the Leary Firefighters Foundation.

"This book will touch the soul; highly recomended..." - Library Journal

"In the ten years since 9/11, we have seen dogs and people sacrifice so much in the name of our freedom and safety. Reflecting on the heroism of America's search and rescue dogs and handlers then and now, Dog Heroes of September 11th is an extraordinary commemorative volume of a time America will nefver forget." - Dennis B. Sprung, president and CEO, American Kennel CLub

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593788650
Publisher:
i5 Publishing
Publication date:
08/09/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
1,009,064
File size:
49 MB
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Meet the Author

A 15-time Dog Writers Association of America nominee (and frequent winner), Nona Kilgore Bauer has authorized nearly two dozen books on canine subjects. She was the recipient of the Vern Bower Humanitarian Award from the Golden Retriever Club of America. A breeder and trainer of Golden Retrievers for the past 30 years, Nona has excelled with her dogs in field work, including hunt tests and field trials. She completed her first Field Champion/Amateur Field Champion with her Labrador Retriever Schatzie in 2003. She lives with husband Philip and her Golden and Labrador Retrievers in La Belle, Missouri.

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Dog Heroes of September 11th 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If, you are proud of your country and the every day heros who shined on our worst day in NYC, & Washington DC you will enjoy this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book- Riley
theoldlday More than 1 year ago
a most insightful documentary on the rescue animals during this fateful time in our lives. The transition they made and the support gleaned from them was well documented. A serious read done best done in several sessions. Good re-read too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My grandma wrote this book, and i think it is great! I recommend it to anyone that loves dogs!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful book, with wonderful stories of the dogs of 9/11 then and now, but there are a few that are missing. We had a Labrador Retriever from Tampa that went with her handler, and they were not included, which was disappointing. Not sure how they were selected for the book ... because it sounded like it was for all the search and rescue dogs involved. However, it is a great tribute to all Search and Rescue Dogs and the Foundation where they are FEMA trained. Plus, some of the proceeds go the the National Search Dog Foundation (SDF).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do not have it but i can tell it is a very cute story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!