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Pit bull : the battle over an American icon / Bronwen Dickey.

Dickey, Bronwen, (author.).

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  • 11 of 12 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Centerville Center Twp PL - Centerville 636.755 DIC (Text) 76895000235160 1st Floor Nonfiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 636.755 DIC (Text) 33187004072977 Nonfiction Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg 636.755 DICKEY (Text) 32826014041297 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 636.7559 DIC (Text) 36626103758405 Adult Nonfiction Available -
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Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 636.7559 DIC (Text) 78551000526970 Non-Fiction Checked out 11/23/2017
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307961761
  • ISBN: 0307961761
  • Physical Description: xvi, 330 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-313) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Pariah dogs -- The keep -- In the blood -- America's dog -- Dogs of character -- Tooth and claw -- A fear is born -- The sleep of reason -- The phantom menace -- Known unknowns -- Looking where the light is -- "Don't believe the hype" -- Training the dog -- Different is dead -- For life.
Summary, etc.: The story of how a popular breed of dog became the most demonized and supposedly the most dangerous of dogs -- and what role humans have played in the transformation. When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces of the infamous viciousness in her affectionate, timid pit bull. Which made her wonder: How had the breed -- beloved by Teddy Roosevelt, Helen Keller, and Hollywood's "Little Rascals"--Come to be known as a brutal fighter? Her search for answers takes her from nineteenth-century New York City dogfighting pits -- the cruelty of which drew the attention of the recently formed ASPCA -- to early twentieth-century movie sets, where pit bulls cavorted with Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton; from the battlefields of Gettysburg and the Marne, where pit bulls earned presidential recognition, to desolate urban neighborhoods where the dogs were loved, prized -- and sometimes brutalized. Whether through love or fear, hatred or devotion, humans are bound to the history of the pit bull.
Subject: Pit bull terriers.

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