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    DescriptionNearly ten years in the making and perfect for the holidays, Susan Orlean's first original book since the celebrated bestseller The Orchid Thief is the publishing event of the season: a sweeping, surprising, and powerfully moving work of narrative nonfiction about the dog actor and international icon, Rin Tin Tin. German shepherd Rin Tin Tin's journey is the story of the twentieth century. From the discovery of Rin Tin Tin on a WWI battlefield in 1918, to the movies, radio programs, and the 1950s television show that would cement his legacy around the world, "Rin Tin Tin" traces the extraordinary history of the dog and his descendants over more than ninety years. Rin Tin Tin was a star (he received 10,000 fan letters a week); a worldwide sensation; a social figure (as the U.S. Army's WWII mascot, he inspired thousands of Americans to donate their dogs for use in the war); and a baby-boom touchstone. He was also a real dog, and the book tells the epic love story between Rin Tin Tin and the remarkable people who devoted their lives to him and his legacy. "Rin Tin Tin" is also Orlean's meditation on the nature of heroism, loyalty, and memory, and how Rin Tin Tin has lasted for so many generations. "Rin Tin Tin could leap twelve feet," she writes, "and he could leap through time." Like no one else, Orlean crafts brilliantly engaging, witty, and passionate narratives about her real-life characters. As "The Washington Post Book World" has said, her "snapshot-vivid, pitch-perfect prose...is fast becoming one of our national treasures." A tour de force of history, emotion, and masterful storytelling, here is the ultimate tale for anyone who loves great dogs or great journalism.

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    Rin Tin Tin
    The Life and the Legend
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Susan Orlean, Read by Susan Orlean
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 10
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 254 g
    ISBN 13: 9781442344969
    ISBN 10: 1442344962

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: BGFA
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    BIC subject category V2: APB
    B&T General Subject: 600
    BIC subject category V2: WNGD
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000, PET004000
    DC22: 636.7376
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55880
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    DC21: 636.7376
    BISAC V2.8: PET004010
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    DC22: 636.737/60929
    LC classification: SF429.G37 O75 2011C
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    Publication date
    27 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Brilliant . . . If there were any book she was born to write, it's this one. The product of years of dogged research, it's her magnum opus, a work filled with fascinating stories . . . [and] stunning prose that is both compassionate and perceptive."--Michael Schaub "NPR "