The Pawprints of History
Dogs and the Course of Human Events
By (author) Stanley Coren
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Pawprints of History by Stanley Coren
Book DescriptionAs history's great figures strut across the stage, Coren guides us from the wings, lovingly picking out the canine cameos and giving every dog of distinction its day. He vividly depicts the dogs that have played a significant role in the lives of many historical figures, and shows how their relationships with their people have directly influenced the course of world events. In this unparalleled chronicle, we see how Florence Nightingale's chance encounter with a wounded dog changed her life by leading her to the vocation of nursing. We learn why Dr. Freud's Chow Chow attended all of his therapy sessions and how the life of the Fifth Dalai Lama was saved by a dog who shared his bed. From canines who accompanied the rulers of ancient Egypt to those belonging to the presidents of the United States, dogs have been companions as well as political symbols and instruments of public relations - including Calvin Coolidge's collie Prudence Prim, who had a cheerful collection of fancy hats, and Bill Clinton's chocolate Lab, Buddy, who made timely appearances to help his master through photo opportunities. In this definitive collection of canine greatness, bursting with tales of famous figures and their four-legged catalysts Coren convincingly documents that wherever are found the footprints of history, there too one will find the pawprints.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780743222310
(214mm x 139mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Simon & Schuster International
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stanley Coren
Gods, Ghosts and Black Dogs, Paperback (March 2016)
People tell stories about what they love, including dogs, and this book is a collection of such stories. Some are spooky, some funny, and some engage the mind in the same manner as a detective story. Starting with a look at the origins of folktales involving dogs, you'll find facts, history and humour a plenty from all around the world.
Do Dogs Dream?, Paperback (August 2013)
In a conversational Q&A format, a leading dog expert answers the most commonly asked questions about how dogs think and act.
Modern Dog, Paperback (March 2010)» View all books by Stanley Coren
A charming look at what dogs mean to us today. Full of fascinating science, history, insightful and funny stories about humans and their best friends.
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Author Biography - Stanley Coren
Stanley Coren is a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia in Canada. His bestselling dog books include HOW DOGS THINK (1416502254) and HOW TO SPEAK DOG (1416502262) both currently available in Pocket paperback editions, as well as the perennial classic THE INTELLIGENCE OF DOGS recently reissued in a fully revised and updated edition (1416502874).
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