A Soldier's Best Friend: The Canine Heroes of Afghanistan

A Soldier's Best Friend: The Canine Heroes of Afghanistan

by Stephen Paul Stewart


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Award-winning journalist Stephen Paul Stewart employs in-depth interviews together with years of research and frontline reportage to tell the gripping and emotional stories of military working dogs. In this unprecedented account of the dogs' close relationships with their handlers, Stewart reveals their extraordinary heroism and action-packed lives. With color plates.

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ISBN-13: 9781910124574
Publisher: Sandstone Press
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations ix

Acknowledgements xv

Preface: My confession xvii

1 Memphis chases the dragon 1

2 MWDs unleashed 5

3 My gamble 21

4 Fighting back 41

5 War dogs through history 43

6 The most important toy in the world 67

7 The dragon bites back 79

8 Canine chemistry 87

9 In No Man's Land 97

10 Dog Surge 102

11 All roads lead to Melton 107

12 Old dog, new tricks 131

13 Nuclear hounds 135

14 Battling on 155

15 Ultimate sacrifice 157

16 Cairo and the shadowy world of Special Forces 169

17 Reunited at last 179

Epilogue 186

Select bibliography 191

Index 193

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