Rin Tin Tin

The Life and the Legend

By Susan Orlean
(Large Print Press, Paperback, Large Print, 9781594135613, 531pp.)

Publication Date: October 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Compact Disc

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall '12 Reading Group List
“This is the story of a young man whose fateful journey collides with that of a battlefield puppy, setting into motion an extraordinary tale of devotion. Beginning with a tale of redemption, Orlean unfolds a riveting account of the history of both the German shepherd, whose breed exemplifies the good-natured qualities that have made dog and human relationships unparalleled in society, and early American movie making. The result is a wonderful odyssey beautifully depicting loyalty and friendship in a remarkable history lesson and an entertaining read.”
-- Megan Bruce, Watermark Books, Wichita, KS
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the October 2011 Indie Next List


Description
At its heart, "Rin Tin Tin" is a poignant exploration of the enduring bond between humans and animals. But it is also a richly textured history of 21st-century entertainment and entrepreneurship and the changing role of dogs in the American family and society.



NPR
Monday, Jan 9, 2012

The orphaned German shepherd was found in the wreckage of a kennel during World War I. Writer Susan Orlean details how he became one of the biggest film stars of the silent era in Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend. More at NPR.org

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