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Top dog : the story of Marine hero Lucca

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"The New York Times bestselling author of Soldier Dogs returns with the incredible story of K-9 Marine hero Lucca, and the handlers who fought alongside her through two bloody wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In Top Dog, Maria Goodavage takes readers into the life of Lucca K458, a decorated and highly skilled military working dog. An extraordinary bond develops between Lucca and Marine Corps dog handlers Chris Willingham and Juan Rodriguez, in what would become a legendary 400-mission career. A SpecializedSearch Dog, Lucca belongs to an elite group trained to work off-leash at long distances from her handler. She served alongside both Special Forces and regular infantry, and became so sought-after that platoons frequently requested her by name. The book describes in gritty detail Lucca's adventures on and off the battlefields, including tense, lifesaving explosives finds and firefights, as well as the bravery of fellow handlers and dogs they served with. Ultimately we see how the bond between Lucca and her handlers overcame the endless brutalities of war and the traumas this violence ignites. Here is a portrait of modern warfare with a heartwarming and inspiring conclusion that will touch dog lovers and the toughest military readers."--

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Gorham Free Library LARGE PRINT FIC GOODAVAGE (Text)
Large Print
52119300120503
Available
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Macedon Public Library LP 956.7044 GOO (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52121300491231
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1001 . ‡aGoodavage, Maria, ‡d1962- ‡eauthor.
24510. ‡aTop dog : ‡bthe story of Marine hero Lucca / ‡cMaria Goodavage.
250 . ‡aLarge print edition.
264 1. ‡aThorndike, Maine : ‡bCenter Point Large Print, ‡c[2014]
300 . ‡a390 pages ; ‡c24 cm.
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 381-390).
520 . ‡a"The New York Times bestselling author of Soldier Dogs returns with the incredible story of K-9 Marine hero Lucca, and the handlers who fought alongside her through two bloody wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In Top Dog, Maria Goodavage takes readers into the life of Lucca K458, a decorated and highly skilled military working dog. An extraordinary bond develops between Lucca and Marine Corps dog handlers Chris Willingham and Juan Rodriguez, in what would become a legendary 400-mission career. A SpecializedSearch Dog, Lucca belongs to an elite group trained to work off-leash at long distances from her handler. She served alongside both Special Forces and regular infantry, and became so sought-after that platoons frequently requested her by name. The book describes in gritty detail Lucca's adventures on and off the battlefields, including tense, lifesaving explosives finds and firefights, as well as the bravery of fellow handlers and dogs they served with. Ultimately we see how the bond between Lucca and her handlers overcame the endless brutalities of war and the traumas this violence ignites. Here is a portrait of modern warfare with a heartwarming and inspiring conclusion that will touch dog lovers and the toughest military readers."-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
60000. ‡aLucca ‡c(Dog)
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650 0. ‡aDetector dogs ‡zAfghanistan.
650 0. ‡aHuman-animal relationships.
650 0. ‡aAfghan War, 2001- ‡xCasualties.
650 0. ‡aAfghan War, 2001- ‡xVeterans ‡zUnited States ‡vBiography.
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