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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.
"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
Posted October 6, 2011
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
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Posted October 28, 2012
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.
Posted December 26, 2011
Posted December 18, 2011
Posted October 13, 2011
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).
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