Rin Tin Tin: the Life and the Legend

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Rin Tin Tin: the Life and the Legend

by Susan Orlean

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He believed the dog was immortal.

So begins Susan Orlean's sweeping, powerfully moving account of Rin Tin Tin's journey from orphaned puppy to movie star and international icon. Orlean, a staff writer at The New Yorker who has been hailed as "a national treasure" by The Washington Post, spent nearly ten years researching and reporting her most captivating book to date: the story of a dog who was born in 1918 and never died.

It begins on a battlefield in France during World War I, when a young American soldier, Lee Duncan, discovered a newborn German shepherd in the ruins of a bombed-out dog kennel. To Duncan, who came of age in an orphanage, the dog's survival was a miracle. He saw something in Rin Tin Tin that he felt compelled to share with the world. Duncan brought Rinty home to California, where the dog's athleticism and acting ability drew the attention of Warner Bros. Over the next ten years, Rinty starred in twenty-three blockbuster silent films that saved the studio from bankruptcy and made him the most famous dog in the world. At the height of his popularity, Rin Tin Tin was Hollywood's number one box office star.

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. The canine hero's legacy was cemented by Duncan and a small group of others-including Bert Leonard, the producer of the TV series, and Daphne Hereford, the owner of the current Rin Tin Tin-who have dedicated their lives to making sure the dog's legend will never die.

At its core, Rin Tin Tin is a poignant exploration of the enduring bond between humans and animals. It is also a richly textured history of twentieth-century entertainment and entrepreneurship. It spans ninety years and explores everything from the shift in status of dogs from working farmhands to beloved family members, from the birth of obedience training to the evolution of dog breeding, from the rise of Hollywood to the past and present of dogs in war. Filled with humor and heart and moments that will move you to tears, Susan Orlean's first original book since The Orchid Thief 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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Rin Tin Tin: the Life and the Legend

Rin Tin Tin: the Life and the Legend

by Susan Orlean

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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Rin Tin Tin: the Life and the Legend

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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Rin Tin Tin: the Life and the Legend

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Rin Tin Tin: the Life and the Legend

Rin Tin Tin: the Life and the Legend

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Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 336 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. First printing. Not inscribed clipped or otherwise marked. Shipped in a box. Complete # line 10987654321.

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Rin Tin Tin; the Life and the Legend

Rin Tin Tin; the Life and the Legend

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"He believed the dog was immortal. So begins Susan Orlean's sweeping, powerfully moving account of Rin Tin Tin's journey from orphaned puppy to movie star and international icon...It begins on a battlefield in France during World War I, when a young American soldier, Lee Duncan, discovered a newborn German shepherd in the ruins of a bombed-out dog kennel..." This book is in good conditon all around. Book would be fine save for a heavy bumping at the top of the spine. This is not visible when jacket is in place. BInding is tight and firm. Paging is clean and crisp with no markings, writing, or soiling. Jacket is clean and unmarked save for a nick and crinkle at spine top. Not price clipped. A nice reading copy.

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Rin Tin Tin: the Life and the Legend

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Book appears unread, but may have a publisher's mark or minor shelf wear. We are the Twin Cities' largest independent book store.

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Rin Tin Tin

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Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend

Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend

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Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 336 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.

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Rin Tin Tin: the Life and the Legend

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Rin Tin Tin: the Life and the Legend

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8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall 9781439190135 Light edgewear, nice clean copy. 324 pages. N-6.

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