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The Pawprints of History By Stanley Coren

The Pawprints of History by Stanley Coren

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Summary

Over the course of three decades, noted psychologist and renowned dog expert Stanley Coren has amassed a truly remarkable collection of stories, PAWPRINTS OF HISTORY is a light-hearted romp through the ages with a special eye out for man's best friend.

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The Pawprints of History: Dogs and the Course of Human Events by Stanley Coren

As history's great figures strut across the stage, Coren guides us from the wings, lovingly picking out the canine cameos and giving every dog of distinction its day. He vividly depicts the dogs that have played a significant role in the lives of many historical figures, and shows how their relationships with their people have directly influenced the course of world events. In this unparalleled chronicle, we see how Florence Nightingale's chance encounter with a wounded dog changed her life by leading her to the vocation of nursing. We learn why Dr. Freud's Chow Chow attended all of his therapy sessions and how the life of the Fifth Dalai Lama was saved by a dog who shared his bed. From canines who accompanied the rulers of ancient Egypt to those belonging to the presidents of the United States, dogs have been companions as well as political symbols and instruments of public relations - including Calvin Coolidge's collie Prudence Prim, who had a cheerful collection of fancy hats, and Bill Clinton's chocolate Lab, Buddy, who made timely appearances to help his master through photo opportunities. In this definitive collection of canine greatness, bursting with tales of famous figures and their four-legged catalysts Coren convincingly documents that wherever are found the footprints of history, there too one will find the pawprints.

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About Stanley Coren

Stanley Coren an international authority on sidedness, is professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Born to Bark: My Adventures with an Irrepressible and Unforgettable Dog (2010), among other books.

Table of Contents

Contents

PREFACE

PROLOGUE

CHAPTER 1 Sentinels and Symbols

CHAPTER 2 The Saint and the Irish Dogs

CHAPTER 3 The Angry Prince and the Welsh Dog

CHAPTER 4 The Devil Dog of the English Civil War

CHAPTER 5 The Companions of the Prussian Emperor

CHAPTER 6 The Conquistador's Dogs

CHAPTER 7 The Dogs of the Scottish Writer

CHAPTER 8 Dogs in the Opera House

CHAPTER 9 The Talking Dog

CHAPTER 10 The Dog on the Therapist's Couch

CHAPTER 11 For the Love of Dogs and Other Beasts

CHAPTER 12 The Dog Shogun

CHAPTER 13 The Dog Law and the Mary Ellen Case

CHAPTER 14 The Emperor and His Dogs of Misfortune

CHAPTER 15 Conversations with Dogs

CHAPTER 16 The Lion Dogs of the Forbidden City

CHAPTER 17 The Indian Fighter's Dogs

CHAPTER 18 The Virginia Farmer's Foxhounds

CHAPTER 19 The Dogs in the Oval Office

CHAPTER 20 The Counter-factual History of Dogs

ENDNOTES

INDEX

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GOR004134865
9780743222310
0743222318
The Pawprints of History: Dogs and the Course of Human Events by Stanley Coren
Used - Good
Paperback
Atria Books
2003-07-21
336
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