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Greatest Dog Stories Ever Told

Author : Patricia M. Sherwood
ISBN : 9781461749431
Genre : Pets
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Since canines first joined humans around the fire—perhaps as far back as 100,000 years ago—the two species have enjoyed a mutually rewarding relationship. The bond between people and their dogs is like no other. Dogs are our best friends, our co-workers, our guardians, and often, our rescuers. They serve us, adore us, entertain us, work for and with us, but most of all they warm our hearts. The perfect gift for any dog lover, The Greatest Dog Stories Ever Told is a compulsively readable collection of some of the most moving and illuminating stories ever penned on the subject of our canine companions. Readers will find selections from renowned writers of the genre such as Jack London, James Thurber, and Willie Morris, as well as a few surprise contributions from writers more famous in other fields, including Ray Bradbury and Thomas Mann. With gems from Will Rogers, P. G. Wodehouse, Peter Mayle, Stephen J. Bodio, and many others, The Greatest Dog Stories Ever Told is hard to put down. In the thirty-six stories in this fascinating collection, dog lovers will have the pleasure of meeting all kinds of canines—sled dogs, herding dogs, hunting and birding dogs, family pets and movie stars, a dog who was a growing boy's best friend, and even a man who was a dog in another life. These dogs will make readers laugh and make them cry, but most of all they will make them realize just why humans adore their dogs.

The Greatest Dog Stories Ever Told

Author : Patricia M. Sherwood
ISBN : 0517222914
Genre : Fiction
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The perfect gift for any dog lover, The Greatest Dog Stories Ever Told is a compulsively readable collection of 36 of the most moving and illuminating stories ever penned on the subject of our canine companions. The remarkable range of contributors includes the likes of P.G. Wodehouse, Ray Bradbury, Thomas Mann, M.F.K. Fisher, and Mark Twain. And the dogs they write about—sled dogs, herding dogs, family pets, and even movie stars—will make you laugh and make you cry, but most of all they will make you realize just why humans adore their dogs.

Greatest Escape Stories Ever Told

Author : Darren Brown
ISBN : 9781461748755
Genre : Fiction
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To reach freedom, the most famous escapers of all time have been willing to endure the most horrific conditions—and the direst consequences if caught. The collection of tales in The Greatest Escape Stories Ever Told is gripping as only true life-and-death struggles can be: Papillon fighting through the jungles of Guiana only to commit himself to the open ocean in a sixteen-foot boat rather than face a life in exile; Rocky Gause dodging bullets as he swims through shark-infested waters to escape the Japanese at Bataan, while those around him simply quit; Latude battling against the dreaded Bastille; Baron Trenck—with chains covering almost every inch of his body—digging and digging to free himself from wrongful imprisonment; Andre Devigny, so weak from starvation and poor treatment that he could barely lift himself, shimmying across a rope only yards above a German sentry during World War II on the eve of his execution. These are just a few of the twenty-five bold and ingenious tales of escape included in this collection. The Greatest Escape Stories Ever Told will hold readers captive for years to come!

The Gospel According To Dog

Author : Peter Ward
ISBN : 1497314895
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"We kalb guard the Great Ones, our human masters. 'Kalb' means -dog- in their tongue. We guard them: this is why we are in the world. I am Kal, fisher-dog. This is my story."When Peter the Fisherman takes pity on a defenceless, abandoned puppy saving him from being beaten and drowned, little does he know that the dog will grow up to be his most loyal friend prepared to follow him to the ends of the Earth.Meet Kal, the fisher-dog. Follow him on his adventures from the shores of Lake Galilee where he happily helps Peter in his fishing boat, all the way to Jerusalem - where something so terrible happens, Kal thinks the world will never smell right again.Storms being calmed, delicious-smelling (to a dog!) lepers being cured and other familiar Gospel stories are all told afresh through Kal's wise, humorous, and very different canine perspective.

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

Author : Megan Mullally
ISBN : 9781101986684
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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*A New York Times Bestseller* Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman reveal the full story behind their epic romance--presented in a series of intimate conversations between the couple, including photos, anecdotes, and the occasional puzzle. The year: 2000. The setting: Los Angeles. A gorgeous virtuoso of an actress agreed to star in a random play, and a basement-dwelling scenic carpenter said he would assay a supporting role in the selfsame pageant. At the first rehearsal she surveyed her fellow cast members, determining if any of the men might qualify to provide her with a satisfying fling. Her gaze fell upon the carpenter, and like a bolt of lightning the thought struck her: no dice. Moving on. Yet, unbeknownst to our protagonists, Cupid had merely set down his bow and picked up a rocket launcher . . . that fired a love rocket (not a euphemism). The players were Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, and the resulting romance, once ignited, was . . . epic. Beyond epic. It resulted in a coupling that has endured to this day; a sizzling, perpetual tryst that has captivated the world with its kindness, athleticism, astonishingly low-brow humor, and true (fire emoji) passion. How did they do it? They came from completely different families, ignored a significant age difference, and were separated by the gulf of several social strata. Megan loved books and art history; Nick loved hammers. But much more than these seemingly unsurpassable obstacles were the values they held in common: respect, decency, the ability to mention genitalia in almost any context, and an abiding obsession with the songs of Tom Waits. Eighteen years later, they're still very much in love and have finally decided to reveal the philosophical mountains they have conquered, the lessons they've learned, and the myriad jigsaw puzzles they've completed. Presented as an oral history in a series of conversations between the couple, the book features anecdotes, hijinks, photos, and a veritable grab bag of tomfoolery. This is not only the intoxicating book that Mullally's and Offerman's fans have been waiting for, it might just hold the solution to the greatest threat facing our modern world: the single life.

The Greatest Coast Guard Rescue Stories Ever Told

Author : Tom McCarthy
ISBN : 9781493027033
Genre : History
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The Coast Guard’s rescue personnel are second to none, and Coast Guard air and sea rescue missions have been the subjects of celebrated newspaper accounts, books, and movies, including The Perfect Storm. The Coast Guard is one of the nation's five military services, which exist to defend and preserve the United States. In The Greatest Coast Guard Rescue Stories Ever Told, the editor has pulled together some of the finest writings about air and sea rescues that capture readers imaginations, culled from books, magazines, and elsewhere. It is an unforgettable collection, and includes stories by Kathryn Miles, Eric Hartlep, Gerald Hoover, Martha Laguardia-Kotite, Geoffrey D. Reynolds, Kalee Thompson, H. Paul Jeffers, and many others.

The Greatest Disaster Stories Ever Told

Author : Lamar Underwood
ISBN : 1592280854
Genre : Nature
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Recounts incidents of natural and man-made disasters, incorporating eyewitness testimony and forensic information, and addresses catastrophies from the Johnstown flood to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The Greatest Hunting Stories Ever Told

Author : Vin T. Sparano
ISBN : 9781634508469
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Experience all the thrills and dangers of hunting big game as told by writers who experienced them first-hand. Elephant. Bear. Moose. Rhinoceros. Buffalo. Lion. Since prehistoric times man has hunted. An elemental part of life, seeking out and overpowering large, strong, and fast animals has been a pivotal part of human evolution. In later times, when hunting for food wasn’t necessary, man still tracked down his prey. Following an instinct for adventure, for the thrill of defeating formidable opponents, man hunted. Now, for the forty million Americans who hunt, here is the perfect companion. The Greatest Hunting Stories Ever Told is a collection of true hunting tales, told by some of the most courageous and clever sportsmen. The quest for adventure has touched all these writers, who convey the drama, tension, stamina, and sheer thrill of tracking down game. Included here are the experiences of Teddy Roosevelt in “The Wilderness Hunter,” of Jack O’Connor in “The Leopard,” of J. C. Rickhoff in “Wounded Lion in Kenya,” of Frank C. Hibben in “The Last Stand of a Wily Jaguar,” and of John “Pondoro” Taylor in “Buffalo,” among others. Collected by a lifelong devotee of hunting literature, the stories here are classics. In more than two dozen selections, the true experiences of hunting a variety of animals are relayed by the most reliable eyewitnesses: the hunters themselves. A must for all hunters and armchair adventurers, The Greatest Hunting Stories Ever Told is a real trophy. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Crazy As A Run Over Dog But Don T Blame It All On The Animals

Author : Mike Rowland
ISBN : 9781483411026
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For many of us, life is about the stories that make up our past, provide context for the present, and give hope for our future. As an art form, storytelling has fallen victim to the smart phone, the computer tablet, and the video game. We just don't take time anymore to pass along the stories that define our culture, our heritage, and our character. Crazy as a Run Over Dog is one man's attempt to renew the tradition of legacy building by telling the stories of everyday experiences that remind us we are all more alike than we are different.

The Dog Who Was There

Author : Ron Marasco
ISBN : 9780718083946
Genre : Fiction
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No one expected Barley to have an encounter with the Messiah. He was homeless, hungry, and struggling to survive in first century Jerusalem. Most surprisingly, he was a dog. But through Barley’s eyes, the story of a teacher from Galilee comes alive in a way we’ve never experienced before. Barley’s story begins in the home of a compassionate woodcarver and his wife who find Barley as an abandoned, nearly-drowned pup. Tales of a special teacher from Galilee are reaching their tiny village, but when life suddenly changes again for Barley, he carries the lessons of forgiveness and love out of the woodcarver’s home and through the dangerous roads of Roman-occupied Judea. On the outskirts of Jerusalem, Barley meets a homeless man and petty criminal named Samid. Together, Barley and his unlikely new master experience fresh struggles and new revelations. Soon Barley is swept up into the current of history, culminating in an unforgettable encounter with the truest master of all as he bears witness to the greatest story ever told.

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