By Sam Stall
A hundred canines Who Made a Difference
If you don't think that one puppy has the ability to change civilization, then you've evidently by no means heard of Peritas (p. 166), the puppy who stored Alexander the nice from being trampled by means of an elephant. Or Biche (p. 57), the Italian Greyhound who began a struggle among France and Russia. Or Urian (p. 74), the puppy who bit Pope Clement VII and finalized England's holiday with the Catholic church. Or Peps and Fips (p. 96), the canines who helped Richard Wagner compose his operas.
These are only 5 of the a hundred canine Who replaced Civilization, and this e-book honors their impressive contributions to technology, historical past, paintings, executive, faith, and extra. You'll meet a puppy who ran for president of France (p. seventy nine) and a puppy who stored a film studio (p. 115). You'll meet canines who've encouraged nice works of literature (p. ninety two) and who have been provided medals for his or her wartime provider (p. 158). You'll even meet a puppy who turned a real-estate rich person (p. 141). those superbly illustrated actual tales are a tribute to the intelligence, bravery, and loving nature of canines worldwide.
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