No Better Friend

Author: Robert Weintraub
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316337129
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The extraordinary tale of survival and friendship between a man and a dog in war Flight technician Frank Williams and Judy, a purebred pointer, met in the most unlikely of places: a World War II internment camp in the Pacific. Judy was a fiercely loyal dog, with a keen sense for who was friend and who was foe, and the pair's relationship deepened throughout their captivity. When the prisoners suffered beatings, Judy would repeatedly risk her life to intervene. She survived bombings and other near-death experiences and became a beacon not only for Frank but for all the men, who saw in her survival a flicker of hope for their own. Judy's devotion to those she was interned with was matched by their love for her, which helped keep the men and their dog alive despite the ever-present threat of death by disease or the rifles of the guards. At one point, deep in despair and starvation, Frank contemplated killing himself and the dog to prevent either from watching the other die. But both were rescued, and Judy spent the rest of her life with Frank. She became the war's only official canine POW, and after she died at age fourteen, Frank couldn't bring himself to ever have another dog. Their story--of an unbreakable bond forged in the worst circumstances--is one of the great undiscovered sagas of World War II.

No Better Friend

Author: Robert Weintraub
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 144479695X
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An extraordinary tale of the remarkable bond between one man and his dog during the Second World War. The two friends huddled close together, each of them the other's saving grace in a world gone to hell . . . There was nothing terribly unusual about POWs suffering horribly at the hands of their Japanese captors. All across the Pacific theatre, Allied captives were experiencing similar punishment. But there was one thing unusual about this particular duo of prisoners. One of them was a dog. Flight technician Frank Williams and Judy, a purebred pointer, met in the most unlikely of places: a World War II internment camp. Judy was a fiercely loyal dog, with a keen sense for who was friend and who was foe, and the pair's relationship deepened throughout their captivity. When the prisoners suffered beatings, Judy would repeatedly risk her life to intervene. She survived bombings and other near-death experiences and became a beacon not only for Frank but for all the men, who saw in her survival a flicker of hope for their own. Using a wealth of new material including interviews with those who knew Frank and Judy, letters and firsthand accounts, Robert Weintraub expertly weaves a narrative of an unbreakable bond forged in the worst circumstances. Judy's devotion to the men she was interned with, including a host of characters from all around the world, from Australia to the UK, was so powerful that reports indicate she might have been the only dog spared in these camps - and their care for her helped keep them alive. At one point, deep in despair and starvation, Frank contemplated killing himself and the dog to prevent either from watching the other die. But both were rescued, and Judy spent the rest of her life with Frank. She became the war's only official canine POW, and after she died at the age of fourteen, Frank couldn't bring himself to ever have another dog. Their story of friendship and survival is one of the great sagas of World War II.

No Better Friend

Author: Robert Weintraub
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316337129
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The extraordinary tale of survival and friendship between a man and a dog in war Flight technician Frank Williams and Judy, a purebred pointer, met in the most unlikely of places: a World War II internment camp in the Pacific. Judy was a fiercely loyal dog, with a keen sense for who was friend and who was foe, and the pair's relationship deepened throughout their captivity. When the prisoners suffered beatings, Judy would repeatedly risk her life to intervene. She survived bombings and other near-death experiences and became a beacon not only for Frank but for all the men, who saw in her survival a flicker of hope for their own. Judy's devotion to those she was interned with was matched by their love for her, which helped keep the men and their dog alive despite the ever-present threat of death by disease or the rifles of the guards. At one point, deep in despair and starvation, Frank contemplated killing himself and the dog to prevent either from watching the other die. But both were rescued, and Judy spent the rest of her life with Frank. She became the war's only official canine POW, and after she died at age fourteen, Frank couldn't bring himself to ever have another dog. Their story--of an unbreakable bond forged in the worst circumstances--is one of the great undiscovered sagas of World War II.

No Better Friend Young Readers Edition

Author: Robert Weintraub
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316344664
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A middle-grade edition of the New York Times bestselling No Better Friend-the extraordinary tale of friendship and survival in World War II No Better Friend tells the incredible true story of Frank Williams, a radarman in Britain's Royal Air Force, and Judy, a purebred pointer, who met as prisoners of war during World War II. Judy, who became the war's only official canine POW, was a fiercely loyal dog who sensed danger-warning her fellow prisoners of imminent attacks and, later, protecting them from brutal beatings. Frank and Judy's friendship, an unbreakable bond forged in the worst circumstances, is one of the great recently uncovered stories of World War II. As they discover Frank and Judy's story in this specially adapted text, young readers will also learn about key World War II moments through informative and engaging sidebars, maps, photographs, and a timeline.

No Better Friend

Author: Elke Gazzara
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493001213
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No Better Friend offers a unique collection of intimate essays by celebrities about the dogs that have touched their lives, giving us the inside scoop on the bond between owner and dog, defined not by status or popularity but founded instead on what truly matters: loyalty and love. These sometimes poignant, often touching, always personal stories show a hidden side of celebrities we know only through screen, stage, and the media. Readers will find joy, laughter, sadness, and a deeper connection to their favorite icons. Arlene Dahl recounts her miniature schnauzer Maxi’s hilarious misadventures with Liza Minnelli’s schnauzer, Emmelina. Massimo Ferragamo pens a reverse love letter from his German wirehaired pointer, Penna. Andrzej Krakowski details his pit-Lab Hoover’s side-splitting brush with the law. Patti LuPone shares a heartbreaking remembrance of her beloved yellow Lab, Indiana. Steve Martin reflects on how his Lab Roger defined over a decade of his life. Natalie Portman reveals how her rescue dog, Charlie, helped her weather a broken heart. Mark Ruffalo expresses gratitude for Frieda Number Two, his Schipperke that prevented his young son from drowning, and Elaine Stritch delivers an impassioned monologue about the miniature dachshund that Noel Coward gave her. Each moving essay includes a photo of the contributor and his or her beloved canine. Dog lovers everywhere will cherish these remarkable tales of celebrities and their four-legged soulmates.

Warlord

Author: Ilario Pantano
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416524266
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The story of a marine officer who was accused and exonerated of the murders of two Iraqi insurgents traces his childhood in a tough New York City neighborhood, education at the elite Horace Mann High School, service in the Persian Gulf War, and reenlistment after the September 11 attacks. 100,000 first printing.

There S No Better Friend Than A Sister

Author: Angela Joshi
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781598425260
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This unique collection of writings from well-known authors and celebrities expresses all the love one can have for a sister. Each heartfelt quote beautifully celebrates the close bond shared between siblings, making this book the perfect way to let a sister know how much she is cared for and appreciated. It will remind her that she is more than just a great sister. . . she's an amazing woman and a friend like no other.

Cat Sense

Author: John Bradshaw
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465040950
Size: 57.30 MB
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Assumptions and promise to dramatically improve our pets' lives - and ours"--

Better Off Friends

Author: Elizabeth Eulberg
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545551463
Size: 10.23 MB
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WHEN HARRY MET SALLY . . . for teens, from romantic comedy star Elizabeth Eulberg. For Macallan and Levi, it was friends at first sight. Everyone says guys and girls can't be just friends, but these two are. They hang out after school, share tons of inside jokes, their families are super close, and Levi even starts dating one of Macallan's friends. They are platonic and happy that way. Eventually they realize they're best friends -- which wouldn't be so bad if they didn't keep getting in each other's way. Guys won't ask Macallan out because they think she's with Levi, and Levi spends too much time joking around with Macallan, and maybe not enough time with his date. They can't help but wonder . . . are they more than friends or are they better off without making it even more complicated? From romantic comedy superstar Elizabeth Eulberg comes a fresh, fun examination of a question for the ages: Can guys and girls ever really be just friends? Or are they always one fight away from not speaking again -- and one kiss away from true love?