Dogs of War: The Stories of FDR's Fala, Patton's Willie and Ike's Telek (Hardcover)
by Kathleen Kinsolving
"Dogs of War" is a treasure trove of marvelous anecdotes, scintillating tidbits and delightful photographs of three beloved dogs sharing the limelight with Roosevelt, Patton and Eisenhower as they battled together in their efforts to save the world from fascism. It includes such stories as Fala accompanying FDR on board the USS Augusta, where the president and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill signed the Atlanta Charter; Willie, who shuddered with fear at the sounds of gunfire during combat but traveled with Patton everywhere; and Telek, who garnered front page coverage in the British tabloid media when he and his mate Caacie, pregnant with puppies, were photographed at a kennel during a six-month quarantine after returning home with Ike from Algiers. "Dogs of War" celebrates the unconditional, loving bond between man and his best friend in a challenging wartime setting. Fala, Willie and Telek are three incredible dogs who captured the world's heart – and who will again, for a new generation, in "Dogs of War."
A Catholic View
“I grew up owning dogs, but you do NOT have to be a dog lover to appreciate these heartwarming, entertaining stories of three well-known dogs and the companionship they provided to their owners. A very endearing book that also includes photos of the three, which makes it easier to relate to their stories.”
About the Author
A descendant of reverends, bishops, actors, authors, poets and reporters, Kathleen Kinsolving is the daughter of veteran White House correspondent Les Kinsolving. She co-wrote the movie treatment for the film about the Jonestown cult that her dad's reporting exposed, and she penned his biography, "Gadfly: The Life and Times of Les Kinsolving White House Watchdog," in 2010. A wife and mother in Reston, Va., she teaches English and journalism at Centreville High School in Clifton, Va.
- Dimensions: 5.5 x 7.25
- Page count: 64
- Print ISBN: 9781936488407
- eBook ISBN: 9781936488773