White House Pet Detectives: Tales of Crime and Mysteryat the White House from a Pet's-Eye View

White House Pet Detectives: Tales of Crime and Mysteryat the White House from a Pet's-Eye View

by Carole Nelson Douglas
     
 

The tradition of pets in the White House goes all the way back to the Founding Fathers. From the parrot and foxhounds of George Washington to Spot and Barney, the current canines of the Bushes, the First Family's animal companions have always had a special place in America's heart.

These various (and often exotic) animals have enjoyed the special privileges of

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The tradition of pets in the White House goes all the way back to the Founding Fathers. From the parrot and foxhounds of George Washington to Spot and Barney, the current canines of the Bushes, the First Family's animal companions have always had a special place in America's heart.

These various (and often exotic) animals have enjoyed the special privileges of living in the nation's capital, giving them access to the scenes of power. So when something goes awry in the White House, who better to solve it than these pet detectives

Did Rex, Ronald Reagan's King Charles spaniel, play a role in uncovering Irangate What mystery did Franklin Roosevelt's Scottish terrier, Fala, uncover when left on the Aleutian Islands How would some of the more unusual pets, such as John Quincy Adams's pet alligator or Calvin Coolidge hippopotamus, search for clues in the halls of the Executive Mansion

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Publishers Weekly
With twice as many presidential pets as presidents in the White House over the decades, why not give these beloved creatures dogs and cats, sure, but also bears, ponies, goats and alligators their own moment in the spotlight? In White House Pet Detectives: Tales of Crime and Mystery at the White House from a Pet's-Eye View, editor Carole Nelson Douglas gathers 14 head-scratchers and whodunits (all but one new), including Grand Master Edward D. Hoch's "Martha's Parrot," the story of a pet bird who witnesses a murder during George Washington's tenure, and Jan Grape's "Tabby Won't Tell," in which a young Tad Lincoln's trust in his cat helps his father discover a murder.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581822434
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
449,527
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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