War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Rebecca Frankel

Narrated By: Tanya Eby

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: December 2014

Duration: 8 hours 8 minutes


In War Dogs, Rebecca Frankel offers a riveting mix of on-the-ground reporting, her own hands-on experiences in the military working dog world, and a look at the science of dogs' special abilities—from their amazing noses and powerful jaws to their enormous sensitivity to the emotions of their human companions. The history of dogs in the U.S. military is long and rich, from the spirit-lifting mascots of the Civil War to the dogs who lead patrols hunting for IEDs today.

Frankel interviewed not only handlers who deployed with dogs in wars from Vietnam to Iraq but also top military commanders, K-9 program managers, combat-trained therapists who brought dogs into war zones as part of a preemptive measure to stave off PTSD, and veterinary technicians stationed in Bagram. She makes a passionate case for maintaining a robust war-dog force. In a post-9/11 world rife with terrorist threats, nothing is more effective than a bomb-sniffing dog and his handler. With a compelling cast of humans and animals, this moving book is a must-listen for all dog lovers—military and otherwise.


War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love

by Rebecca Frankel

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War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love, Rebecca Frankel