Monsters and Miracles is the story of a complex and conflicted warrior for children and animals who changed the consciousness of a nation more than a century ago. As an animal advocate, I love the story of Henry Bergh, founder of the first animal protection society in America. It is simply a must-read for anyone interested in the humane movement and true American heroes. - Rory Freedman, author of Beg and co-author of Skinny Bitch Henry. Bergh is widely thought to have started the animal protection movement in America and now, thanks to Gary Kaskel's intelligent and compelling biography, we know how how this came to be. Kaskel paints a detailed and personal portrait of the man who taught us to respect animals. This is an important book that will be on the shelf for years to come-and it's a great read. - Elizabeth Hess, author of Nim Chimpsky: The Chimp Who would Be Human and Lost and Found. Kaskel has woven an urbane and atmospheric tale of New York and Europe in the mid-19th century and an aristocrat's passionate crusade not only to bring America forward on the subject of animal cruelty and children's rights but for meaning and purpose in his own life. - Andrew Gross, author of The Dark Tide and The Blue Zone
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About the Author
Gary Kaskel is a writer and filmmaker who has also served as an executive at United Action for Animals and The Humane Society of the United States. His award-winning 2006 documentary, Animal People, chronicles the history of the humane movement in America. He grew up in Manhattan and now resides in Los Angeles.
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Everyone should read this man's story of change and reform Disclaimer: I received an e-copy in exchange for an honest review. To think, one man, after watching a bullfight, brought animals hope where they knew only pain and suffering. To be truly honest, I had never heard of Henry Bergh. We've all heard of the ASPCA--I've even donated to them over the years--and yet I had no idea Mr. Bergh was the man we owe our gratitude to for its founding. Not only that, but he started reforming the laws governing children, as well. He's such an influential person of history, and his contributions are still alive and well to this day. I would be greatly interested to see this made into a movie, as more people need to know about how this man's story. 5 stars