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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8vo, 324 pp.

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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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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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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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Creasing to the inner flaps of the dust jacket. A slight tan to the book edge. Slight shelfwear to the dust jacket. Slight Shelfwear. Good Reading/ Reference copy, Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.

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This book is in good condition. All pages are intact, there are no tears to the book and the book is nice and clean. The pages might be slightly dog eared through previous use and textbooks might have a small amount of highlighting but nothing which will obstruct getting the maximum out of the book. Customers are protected by 100% refund guarantee if they are not happy.

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NY: Simon & Schuster, (2011. ) 5th printing. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page. The compelling story of Rin Tin Tin, the German shepherd who went from orphaned puppy to movie star and international icon. 324 pages. Hardcover in dust jacket. 9.5 by 6.5 inches. Signed "To Lois" in black ink on the title page. VG+ overall. Slight edge wear to the jacket, tips of a few upper page corners creased. Clean and unmarked otherwise with a sound, tight binding. DJ is protected by a new clear archival cover.

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Rin Tin Tin: the Life and the Legend

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Book Hard bound with dust jacket. A nice copy, bright and clean.

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Rin Tin Tin: the Life and the Legend

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Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. "I was astonished to learn from this delightful book that he has existed for eleven generations over a century" Walter Isaacson Near Fine white quarter-cloth over gray boards. Fine gray color pictorial DJ. lacking blank ffep. (2011), 8vo, 324pp. [2]

$18.18

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Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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Rin Tin Tin: the Life and the Legend

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Ships from the UK. Book in almost Brand New condition. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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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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The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 336 p. Contains: Illustrations.

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Rin Tin Tin: the Life and the Legend

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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8vo, boards, 324pp, illus. edgewear, edgewrinkles, dust jacket. signed by author on title page. clean, tight, text. animals.

$20.16

Rin Tin Tin: the Life and the Legend

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Book Binding Tight, Pages Clean, Cover Fine, Jacket Very Good.

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Rin Tin Tin Life and the Legend

Rin Tin Tin Life and the Legend

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Hardcover-9781439190135 jc HC W/DJ [ORLEAN, SUSAN] LIFE AND THE LEGEND.

$20.72

Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend

Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend

by Susan Orlean

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Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 336 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. At its heart, "Rin Tin Tin" is a poignant exploration of the enduring bond between humans and animals. But it is also a richly textured history of 21st-century entertainment and entrepreneurship and the changing role of dogs in the American family and society.

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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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2011 Simon & Schuster; 2nd printing; Hardcover in BRAND NEW condition, unclipped dust jacket is as issued, This book is as new & unread, unmarked, and clean. The colors are bright and sharp & un-faded. Book is in MINT condition, Binding is tight. The pages are clean and undamaged. Photographs available, NO remainder mark; it is NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. This is a BRAND NEW copy from a private collection. All of my first editions are first impressions/printings unless otherwise noted. Dust Jackets are protected by archive-quality Mylar covers. More photographs are available, please feel free to email with any questions, or special requests. All Orders will ship from San Francisco, California within 24 hours of order confirmation, most orders placed by 2: 00 pm Pacific Time will ship same day. All orders carefully packaged, and shipped in a sturdy box, shipped with tracking numbers. No Delay Money-Back Guarantee if not absolutely satisfied. Shipping 2nd day and expedited international delivery is available.

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