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History's going to the dogs!

Cindy McNaughton, Senior Librarian, History & Genealogy Department,
Photo of Two Large 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:


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


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!