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The Resource Top dog : the story of Marine hero Lucca, Maria Goodavage

Top dog : the story of Marine hero Lucca, Maria Goodavage

Label
Top dog : the story of Marine hero Lucca
Title
Top dog
Title remainder
the story of Marine hero Lucca
Statement of responsibility
Maria Goodavage
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The New York Times bestselling author of Soldier Dogs returns with the incredible story of K-9 Marine hero Lucca, and the handlers who fought alongside her through two bloody wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In Top Dog, Maria Goodavage takes readers into the life of Lucca K458, a decorated and highly skilled military working dog. An extraordinary bond develops between Lucca and Marine Corps dog handlers Chris Willingham and Juan Rodriguez, in what would become a legendary 400-mission career. A Specialized Search Dog, Lucca belongs to an elite group trained to work off-leash at long distances from her handler. She served alongside both Special Forces and regular infantry, and became so sought-after that platoons frequently requested her by name. The book describes in gritty detail Lucca's adventures on and off the battlefields, including tense, lifesaving explosives finds and firefights, as well as the bravery of fellow handlers and dogs they served with. Ultimately we see how the bond between Lucca and her handlers overcame the endless brutalities of war and the traumas this violence ignites. Here is a portrait of modern warfare with a heartwarming and inspiring conclusion that will touch dog lovers and the toughest military readers."--
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1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goodavage, Maria
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lucca
  • Dogs
  • Detector dogs
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
Target audience
adult
Label
Top dog : the story of Marine hero Lucca, Maria Goodavage
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 306 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525954361
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014023493
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)871192240
  • (OCoLC)ocn871192240
  • 672458
Label
Top dog : the story of Marine hero Lucca, Maria Goodavage
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 306 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525954361
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014023493
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)871192240
  • (OCoLC)ocn871192240
  • 672458

Library Locations

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      39.050746 -95.696533
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