"If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog," Harry Truman once said. Perhaps that's why, for much of our Republic's history, there have been two top dogs at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue-one with two legs, one with four. First Dogs, by distinguished journalist Roy Rowan and researcher Brooke Janis, tells the whole doggone story, from the days before there was a White House to Barack Obama's newly adopted presidential pup, Bo.

Here's a lighthearted romp through American history, packed with drawings and paintings from early America, plus photographs, starting with Abraham Lincoln's Fido. Not only did these four-footed goodwill ambassadors humanize their distinguished masters, they offered them a little unconditional love in a loveless town.

First Dogs gives dog lovers and history lovers a new angle on presidential history and is more fun than you can shake a stick (or rubber bone) at.

Author: Janis, Brooke
Author: Rowan, Roy
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Illustration: n
Language: ENG
Title: First Dogs: American Presidents and Their Best Friends
Pages: 00163 (Encrypted EPUB)
On Sale: 2009-06-15
SKU-13/ISBN: 9781565129368
Category: History : United States – General
Category: Pets : Dogs – General

9.95 USD