Pit bull : the battle over an American icon / Bronwen Dickey.
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- ISBN: 9780307961761
- ISBN: 0307961761
- Physical Description: xvi, 330 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Edition: First U.S. edition.
- Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
- Copyright: ©2016
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Includes bibliographical references (279-313) and index.
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Pariah dogs -- The keep -- In the blood -- America's dog -- Dogs of character -- Tooth and claw -- A fear is born -- The sleep of reason -- The phantom menace -- Known unknowns -- Looking where the light is -- Don't believe the hype -- Training the dog -- Different is dead -- For life.
The hugely illuminating story of how a popular breed of dog became the most demonized and supposedly the most dangerous of dogs-and what role humans have played in the transformation. <br><br>When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces of the infamous viciousness in her affectionate, timid pit bull. Which made her wonder: How had the breed-beloved by Teddy Roosevelt, Helen Keller, and Hollywood's "Little Rascals"-come to be known as a brutal fighter? Her search for answers takes her from nineteenth-century New York City dogfighting pits-the cruelty of which drew the attention of the recently formed ASPCA-to early twentieth-century movie sets, where pit bulls cavorted with Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton; from the battlefields of Gettysburg and the Marne, where pit bulls earned presidential recognition, to desolate urban neighborhoods where the dogs were loved, prized-and sometimes brutalized. <br><br>Whether through love or fear, hatred or devotion, humans are bound to the history of the pit bull. With unfailing thoughtfulness, compassion, and a firm grasp of scientific fact, Dickey offers us a clear-eyed portrait of this extraordinary breed, and an insightful view of Americans' relationship with their dogs.
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