Pets

The Life and Love of Dogs

Author: Lewis Blackwell

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN:

Category: Pets

Page: 214

View: 624

Combines facts and full-page photographs in a book that discusses the history of dogs and their relationship to humans.
Fiction

The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of his friend Marilyn Monroe

Author: Andrew O'Hagan

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 159

In November 1960, Frank Sinatra gave Marilyn Monroe a dog. His name was Maf. He had an instinct for the twentieth century. For politics. For psychoanalysis. For literature. For interior decoration. This is his story. Maf the dog was with Marilyn for the last two years of her life. Not only a picaresque hero himself, he was also a scholar of the adventuring rogue in literature and art, witnessing the rise of America's new liberalism, civil rights, the space race, the New York critics, and was Marilyn Monroe's constant companion. The story of Maf the dog is a hilarious and highly original peek into the life of a complex canine hero - he was very much a real historical figure, with his license and photographs sold at auction along with Marilyn's other person affects. Through the eyes of Maf we're provided with an insight into the life of Monroe herself, and a fascinating take on one of the most extraordinary periods of the twentieth century.
Biography & Autobiography

The Life and Travels of a Law Office Dog

Author: Joan Graham Poulos

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 66

View: 901

Being legal counselor-at-paw can be a very difficult job indeed! Sharing her tales of The life and travels of a law office dog is Pita the dog, as told through her lady, Joan Poulos. Pita's work is never done. Presiding over Joan's law office from her personal den, she has taken on the responsibility of vetting new clients (a smell will tell a dog a thousand words), greeting and security, and keeping up with the office staff. While away from her office duties, Pita's job consists of taking care of Joan, her lady, who adopted her as a puppy and saved her from possible death. It's a big job taking care of a lady--going on trips, going to Grange conventions, scaring away neighboring dogs, and sharing a kiss on the hand when needed--Pita takes her job seriously and does everything she can to make Joan's life wonderful.
Pets

Why We Love The Dogs We Do

Author: Stanley Coren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Pets

Page: 288

View: 827

For anyone who has worried that being beguiled by puppy love might lead only to a short-lived dalliance, Stanley Coren provides the ultimate matchmaking service. Combining his expertise in human psychology and animal behaviour with the research of other animal experts, Coren classifies dogs according to such personality traits as friendliness, protectiveness, and steadiness. To discover which dogs will suit them best, readers take simple personality tests that reveal what they are looking for in a relationship. Extroverted men, for example, may be surprised to find that poodles make the ideal companions; shy women are likely to prefer the company of a bulldog; and men lacking trust might consider an independent Shar-Pei. Stories about people and their four-legged best friends - and a gallery of photographs - capture the special dynamics between couples ranging from Freud and his Chow-Chow to Picasso and his Afghan hound.
Fiction

Someday (a Love Story) Andstories about Life and Death Love Liberrty Cats and Dogs Cakes and Other Stuff

Author: E.A. Rogers

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 522

A diary written by a young naive Missouri girl during the depression details her hopes, dreams and heartache as her marriage and hopes for a large family are sidetracked by grief and despair. She leaves it unfinished with the hope her middle daughter will someday finish the story. In so doing, Beth Anne Brunswick discovers secrets of her own and through faith and love finds answers and peace.
Biography & Autobiography

The Life and Adventures of Nat Love

Author: Nat Love

Publisher: Black Classic Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 162

View: 533

Thousands of black cowpunchers drove cattle up the Chisholm Trail after the Civil War, but only Nat Love wrote about his experiences. Born to slaves in Davidson County, Tennessee, the newly freed Love struck out for Kansas after the war. He was fifteen and already endowed with a reckless and romantic readiness. In wide-open Dodge City he joined up with an outfit from the Texas Panhandle to begin a career riding the range and fighting Indians, outlaws, and the elements. Years later he would say, "I had an unusually adventurous life". That was rare understatement. More characteristic was Love's claim: "I carry the marks of fourteen bullet wounds on different parts of my body, most any one of which would be sufficient to kill an ordinary man, but I am not even crippled". In 1876 a virtuoso rodeo performance in Deadwood, Dakota Territory, won him the moniker of Deadwood Dick. He became known as DD all over the West, entering into dime novels as a mysteriously dark and heroic presence. This vivid autobiography includes encounters with Bat Masterson and Billy the Kid, a soon-after view of the Custer battlefield, and a successful courtship. Love left the range in 1890, the year of the official closing of the frontier. Then, as a Pullman train conductor he traveled his old trails, and those good times bring his story to a satisfying end.
Music

Delta Blues: The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music

Author: Ted Gioia

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 480

View: 231

“The essential history of this distinctly American genre.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution In this “expertly researched, elegantly written, dispassionate yet thoughtful history” (Gary Giddins), award-winning author Ted Gioia gives us “the rare combination of a tome that is both deeply informative and enjoyable to read” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). From the field hollers of nineteenth-century plantations to Muddy Waters and B.B. King, Delta Blues delves into the uneasy mix of race and money at the point where traditional music became commercial and bluesmen found new audiences of thousands. Combining extensive fieldwork, archival research, interviews with living musicians, and first-person accounts with “his own calm, argument-closing incantations to draw a line through a century of Delta blues” (New York Times), this engrossing narrative is flavored with insightful and vivid musical descriptions that ensure “an understanding of not only the musicians, but the music itself” (Boston Sunday Globe). Rooted in the thick-as-tar Delta soil, Delta Blues is already “a contemporary classic in its field” (Jazz Review).
Biography & Autobiography

The Life and Adventures of Nat Love, Better Known in the Cattle Country as "Deadwood Dick"

Author: Nat Love

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 162

View: 544

Thousands of black cowpunchers drove cattle up the Chisholm Trail after the Civil War, but only Nat Love wrote about his experiences. Born to slaves in Davidson County, Tennessee, the newly freed Love struck out for Kansas after the war. He was fifteen and already endowed with a reckless and romantic readiness. In wide-open Dodge City he joined up with an outfit from the Texas Panhandle to begin a career riding the range and fighting Indians, outlaws, and the elements. Years later he would say, “I had an unusually adventurous life.” That was rare understatement. More characteristic was Love’s claim: “I carry the marks of fourteen bullet wounds on different parts of my body, most any one of which would be sufficient to kill an ordinary man, but I am not even crippled.” In 1876 a virtuoso rodeo performance in Deadwood, Dakota Territory, won him the moniker of Deadwood Dick. He became known as DD all over the West, entering into dime novels as a mysteriously dark and heroic presence. This vivid autobiography includes encounters with Bat Masterson and Billy the Kid, a soon-after view of the Custer battlefield, and a successful courtship. Love left the range in 1890, the year of the official closing of the frontier. Then, as a Pullman train conductor he traveled his old trails, and those good times bring his story to a satisfying end.
Pets

Why We Love Dogs

Author: Kim Levin

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 276

This endearing gift book celebrates the unique connection between dogs and their human companions.There are reasons dogs are our best friends: They are loyal, affectionate, and totally committed to us. Or as photographer/writer Kim Levin puts it: "Because they look us in the eye." "Because they have wrinkles, too." "Because they are family." In this charming book, Levin artfully combines photographs with simple, insightful prose; the result is an ode that celebrates the wonders of dogs. Soulful beagle eyes. A grinning hound luxuriating in the sun. In these poignant photos, Levin captures each dog's essence and illuminates the myriad reasons why we love dogs. In America alone, 40 million people own more than 50 million dogs. Of those dedicated dog owners, about 13 million Americans say they're as attached to their dogs as they are to their best friends; some six million people rank their dogs right up there with their children. That's why everyone who has ever cherished a beloved dog-whether large or small, pure-bred or mutt-will delight in this book filled with heartwarming words and pictures to commemorate their special closeness.