An unforgettable anecdotal survey, by turns deeply moving and beguilingly entertaining, of the surprising roles that animals have played throughout the history of warfare. (SEE QUOTE.)
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From ancient times, and right up to today, all sorts of brave animals have been drawn into the service of armed forces. Some have been skilled specialists, such as carrier pigeons and mine-sniffing dogs. Others have time and again shown their incredible resilience as beasts of burden, such as horses, donkeys, and mules. And still others, from cats to elephants, have played their parts as well. "This is not a pretty story," Jilly Cooper admits, and yet her pages are filled with sweet and comic stories, too, since front-line pets and mascots have brought humor, and true affection, to even the most desperate military situations. In a new introduction written especially for this first American edition of Animals in War, the author reflects on a dramatic recent example of the intrepid work done by animals in a battle zone: the efforts of the rescue dogs at the site of the World Trade Center disaster. (6 x 9, 224 pages, b&w photos)Jilly Cooper is one of Britain's most popular journalists, authors, and media personalities. Her latest best-selling novel is Pandora. She lives with her husband, their children, and several dogs and cats in England.
Jilly Cooper is a well-known journalist, writer and media superstar, and is the author of many number one bestselling novels, including Riders, Rivals, Polo, The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous, Appassionata, Score!, Pandora and Wicked. Jilly and her husband live in Gloucestershire. She was appointed OBE for services to literature in the 2004 Queen's Birthday Honours List.
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Book Description William Heinemann, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Included. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Hardback copy. Ex Library. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2144209
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Book Description Heinemann, 1983, 1983. 1st edition, hardback, square 8vo, 168pp, clean and sound, no inscriptions, Very Good / Very Good dustwrapper. ISBN: 0434143707. Bookseller Inventory # 215912
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Book Description William Heinemann, London 1983, 1983. 22.0 x 19.0cms, 168pp, b/w illusts, very good hardback & dustwrapper This book offers 'a passionate and moving account of the roles that elephants, camels, pigeons, horses, mules, dogs etc have played in wars. Its publication coincided with an exhibition at London's Imperial War Museum. Bookseller Inventory # 127870
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Book Description Heinemann. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2608994500