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Pit bull: the battle over an American icon [electronic resource] / Bronwen Dickey.

Dickey, Bronwen, author. (Author). Kaye, Randye, narrator. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781494598648 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1494598647 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 53 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : 2016.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Randye Kaye.
Summary, etc.: 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, TV'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 brutalized. Whether through love or fear, hatred or devotion, humans are bound to the history of the pit bull. With unfailing thoughtfulness, compassion, and a firm grasp of scientific fact, Dickey offers us a clear-eyed portrait of this extraordinary breed, and an insightful view of Americans' relationship with their dogs.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Pit bull terriers.

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