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Acquired from kennels in pre-Second World War Shanghai by British sailors, Judy - a purebred pointer - became the mascot of a gunboat patrolling the Yangtze River and was soon at war with, and captured by, the Japanese. One of her fellow captives managed to persuade the commandant to let him keep her, and she became the only official canine PoW. This book tells the extraordinary story of her resilience, bravery and loyalty during internment and a series of adventures including shipwrecks and jungle treks.
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Robert Weintraub is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, a columnist for Slate, and the author of the acclaimed books The House That Ruth Built and The Victory Season.Review:
A thought-provoking story about human suffering in conflict * Soldier * Both a testament to animal intelligence and a much overdue account of canine sacrifice and service, No Better Friend is also masterfully told. Soaring and graceful, Weintraub's narrative reclaims the history of two unlikely heroes - in a tale that is the stuff of which Hollywood blockbusters are built * Mim Eichler Rivas, author Beautiful Jim Key: The Lost History of a Horse and a Man Who Changed the World and co-author of The Pursuit of Happyness with Chris Gardner * Robert Weintraub captures the beauty and power of friendship and loyalty between man and animal in this captivating narrative. We'd all be lucky to have a dog like Judy by our sides in our darkest times * Cate Lineberry, author of The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines * No Better Friend personifies the relationship we all aspire to have with our dogs, and takes us on a harrowing journey to a place and time lost in the history books. A must read * Robin Hutton, author of Sgt. Reckless: America's War Horse *
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Book Description John Murray, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB011T7FWSM