History's going to the dogs!
Taking Bailey on the family vacation this summer or going hiking next weekend with Mr. Bear? The History Department has the guidebooks you're looking for! Have a bet on which presidents had a pup in the White House? Check with us! Keen on tales of dogsledding or dogs in war? That's us too! And while we can't help you house train Beau or decode Coco's incessant bark (that's our Science Department), we do have a few worthy travel tales. Here are some selections for those who can't get enough of man's best friend. Happy tails...oops, trails!
(Below photos courtesy of the LAPL Photo Collection)
Darlington, Terry Narrow dog to Carcassonne 944.08 D221 2008
Darlington, Terry Narrow dog to Indian River 975 D221
Henderson, Kristin Driving by moonlight 973.931 H496
Hinchman, Hannah Little things in a big country 978.6 H659
Steinbeck, John Travels with Charley: in search of America 973.91 S819 1986a
The dog lover's companion to California 979.4T G646
The dog lover's companion to Los Angeles 979.41T L881Do
The dog lover's companion to the Bay Area 979.42T S2241Yor
The dog lover's companion to the Pacific Northwest 979.5T D6545
Campbell, Rod Ecstatic trails: the 52 best day hikes and nature walks in and around Los Angeles 979.41T L88Ca-2 2002
Riedel, Allen 100 classic hikes in Southern California 979.40T R551 2008
Schad, Jerry Afoot and afield in Los Angeles 979.41T L88Sch 2010
Schad, Jerry Top trails: Los Angeles 979.41T L88To 2004
We also recommend the following website: www.dogfriendly.com
Dear Socks, Dear Buddy: kids' letters to the first pets 92 C6396Dea
Bryant, Traphes Dog days at the White House: the outrageous memoirs of the
Presidential kennel keeper 920.073 B9155
Bush, Barbara Millie's book 92 B978Bu-1
Rowan, Roy First dogs: American presidents & their best friends 973 R877 2009
Truman, Margaret White house pets 920.073 T867
DOGS IN WAR
Burnam, Charles A soldier's best friend: scout dogs and their handlers in the Vietnam war 959.7 B963 2003
Burnam, Charles Dog tags of courage: the turmoil of war and the rewards of companionship 959.7 B963
Keeney, Douglas L. Buddies: men, dogs and World War II 940.5496 K26
Kinsolving, Kathleen Dogs of war: the stories of FDR's Fala, Patton's Willie, and Ike's Telek 940.5373 K56
Kopelman, Jay From Baghdad to America: life lessons from a dog named Lava 956.7044 K83-1
Putney, William W. Always faithful: a memoir of the Marine dogs of WWII 940.548 P993
Seguin, Marilyn Dogs of war: stories of other beasts of battle in the Civil War 973.7 S459
And just for fun, more photos of dogs from the LAPL Photo Collection.
Find the Photo Collection on the library's home page!