Dog Heroes of September 11th: A Tribute to America's Search and Rescue Dogs

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i5 Publishing, 9 ago 2011 - 296 pagine
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Dog Heroes of September 11th -- A Tribute to America’s Search and Rescue Dogs, now in its Tenth Anniversary second edition, is the first and only major publication to salute the canines that served our nation in the recovery missions following the terrorists’ strikes on America. In his foreword to this edition, former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani says, “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.”

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.
 

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Mans Best Friend

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I bought 3 of these books. I gave 2 as Christmas gifts. Even though 911 was a horrible tragedy for all of us just reading about these wonderful amazing dogs will make you smile. They truly are our heros and mans best friend. Leggi recensione completa

Sad but nice stories

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Its hard to say anything bad about that day and the heroes who helped Leggi recensione completa

Indice

Understanding the Search and Rescue Canine
314
the IED Detection Solution
324
Healing Our Canine Heroes
340
Courage Beyond Measure
346
Saluting Our Photographers
348
Glossary
349
Index
351
Copyright

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
290

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Nona Kilgore Bauer has shared her life with Goldens for more than 30 years. Her dogs have won many obedience and other working titles.

Giuliani is Mayor of New York City.

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