The Greatest Dog Stories Ever Told: Great Writers from Ray Bradbury to Mark Twain Celebrate Man's Best Friend

The Greatest Dog Stories Ever Told: Great Writers from Ray Bradbury to Mark Twain Celebrate Man's Best Friend

by Patricia M. Sherwood
     
 

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Since canines first joined humans around the fire—perhaps as far back as 100,000 years ago—the two species have enjoyed a mutually rewarding relationship. The bond between people and their dogs is like no other. Dogs are our best friends, our co-workers, our guardians, and often, our rescuers. They serve us, adore us, entertain us, work for and with us,

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Since canines first joined humans around the fire—perhaps as far back as 100,000 years ago—the two species have enjoyed a mutually rewarding relationship. The bond between people and their dogs is like no other. Dogs are our best friends, our co-workers, our guardians, and often, our rescuers. They serve us, adore us, entertain us, work for and with us, but most of all they warm our hearts. The perfect gift for any dog lover, The Greatest Dog Stories Ever Told is a compulsively readable collection of some of the most moving and illuminating stories ever penned on the subject of our canine companions. Readers will find selections from renowned writers of the genre such as Jack London, James Thurber, and Willie Morris, as well as a few surprise contributions from writers more famous in other fields, including Ray Bradbury and Thomas Mann. With gems from Will Rogers, P. G. Wodehouse, Peter Mayle, Stephen J. Bodio, and many others, The Greatest Dog Stories Ever Told is hard to put down. In the thirty-six stories in this fascinating collection, dog lovers will have the pleasure of meeting all kinds of canines—sled dogs, herding dogs, hunting and birding dogs, family pets and movie stars, a dog who was a growing boy’s best friend, and even a man who was a dog in another life. These dogs will make readers laugh and make them cry, but most of all they will make them realize just why humans adore their dogs.

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Praise for the previous edition: “[T]he thirty-six stories in this collection will make you smile.”—Dog Fancy "Every once in a while, a book publisher comes up with a great concept for a series of books that deserve more than superficial recognition. Such a series is "The Greatest (fill in the blank) Stories Ever Told", anthologies that should win places on many bedside tables. On the long winter nights that lie ahead, such stories make great reading." —The Lexington County Chronicle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599217932
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/15/2009
Series:
Greatest Series
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
709,399
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Patricia M. Sherwood, a copywriter and longtime admirer of dogs, is the editor of An Honest Angler, the collected works of her father, Sparse Grey Hackle; and of The Dog Fanatic (both Lyons Press). She lives in Windham Center, Connecticut, with her border collie, Try Again.

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