Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Reader Rabbit Recommends: Rin Tin Tin

maggie the reader rabbit

Join our Adult Summer Reading program, and Paws to Read along with Maggie. Maggie is not only a wonderful pet, she loves to sink her teeth into a good book.  

This week Maggie (our Reader Rabbit) recommends:

Rin Tin Tin: the Life and the Legend

By Susan Orlean
Non-Fiction, 2nd floor, 636.7376 Orlean
Large Type, 2nd floor, LT 636.7376 Orlean

Corporal Lee Duncan returned to California from the battlefield in France in 1918 with a German shepherd puppy who he named Rin Tin Tin .He thought his dog was very talented and trained him for the burgeoning motion picture business. Rin Tin Tin and his descendants became box office stars in both silents and talkies. TV’s Adventures of Rin Tin Tin introduced “Rinty” to baby boomers and continued on in reruns, creating a new audience for this American icon. Author Susan Orlean covers it all-obedience training, dog breeding, dogs in entertainment, dogs in war and the amazing bond between Duncan and Rin Tin Tin that grew into an veritable industry.     

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