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Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend - Susan Orlean
Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend
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One of the most acclaimed nonfiction books of 2011, Susan Orlean’s New York Times bestseller Rin Tin Tin is “an unforgettable book about the mutual devotion between one man and one dog” (The Wall Street Journal).Rin Tin Tin’s journey from orphaned puppy to movie star and international icon begins... show more
One of the most acclaimed nonfiction books of 2011, Susan Orlean’s New York Times bestseller Rin Tin Tin is “an unforgettable book about the mutual devotion between one man and one dog” (The Wall Street Journal).Rin Tin Tin’s journey from orphaned puppy to movie star and international icon begins on a World War I battlefield, when an American soldier, Lee Duncan, discovered the newborn German shepherd in the ruins of a bombed-out dog kennel. Back in California, the dog’s athleticism and acting ability drew the attention of Warner Bros and over the next ten years, Rinty starred in twenty-three blockbuster silent films that made him the most famous dog in the world. During the decades that followed, Rinty and his descendants rose and fell with the times, making a tumultuous journey from silent films to talkies, from black-and-white to color, from radio programs to one of the most popular television shows of the baby boom era, The Adventures of Rin-Tin-Tin.     Spanning ninety years, this “enormously satisfying story about a dog and the man who believed in him” (USA TODAY) is an irresistible blend of history, human interest, and masterful storytelling—a dazzling celebration of a great American dog by one of our most gifted writers.
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Format: papier
ISBN: 9781439190142 (1439190143)
ASIN: 1439190143
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Don't Be Afraid of the Dork
Don't Be Afraid of the Dork rated it
3.0
Format: Audio (cds from library)Narrated By: Susan OrleanOriginal Publication Year: 2007Genre(s): Nonfiction, MemoirSeries: N/AAwards: NoneRin Tin Tin was popular well before my time and the only thing I really knew about him was the name and that he was a German Shepherd. Ignorance was actually a ...
willemite
willemite rated it
Good book, good book, good. Snap on your flea collars, curl up in your cozy bed, wrap that bushy tail around yourself and park that muzzle on your paws. Susan Orlean has a remarkable tale to tell about an amazing pooch.For many of you the name Rin Tin Tin rings no bells, but for folks of a certain a...
Ladybug's Doodles
Ladybug's Doodles rated it
4.0 Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend
I got this book because I thought it would be about the dog "Rin-Tin-Tin". While it was about Rinty and all the Rintys through out the years (and Lee Duncan), it was more about dogs in the movies, dogs in the wars, history of dog training, different breeds of dogs and their history in the movies an...
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it
2.0 Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend
I've liked other books by Orlean much better. There wasn't so much meat here as I expected, somehow. The official story of Rin Tin Tin is odd, full of half-truths and outright lies, strange characters and broken hearts. There's nothing cheerful anywhere- not the dogs, not the owners, not the compani...
Reading Room
Reading Room rated it
2.0 Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend
I picked up Rin Tin Tin by Susan Orlean after listening to a NPR segment about the book. It might have been an interview with the author. I can't remember. But, I can say that the segment on NPR was more interesting than the book. This isn't a book about Rin Tin Tin and Lee Duncan. It's a book a...
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