Famous Animals in History and Popular Culture


Available for Pre-order. Due September 2022.
Famous Animals in History and Popular Culture Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: McFarland & Co Inc
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Pages: 277 Language: English ISBN: 9781476673813 Categories: , ,

During the first World War, President Woodrow Wilson bought a flock of sheep to trim the White House grounds to save money on groundskeeping. One of the sheep, called Old Ike, even became a public phenomenon for his ornery disposition and his penchant for chewing tobacco. Included here are hundreds of well-researched accounts of the fascinating animals that have played vital roles throughout history. Featured animals include Able, who flew on a space mission; Bayou, Salvador Dali’s ocelot companion; and G.I. Joe, a pigeon who saved over a hundred people during World War II. These and many other stories detail the unexpected contributions of our animal companions in settings of war, space travel, stage and screen. The book is organized alphabetically by the given name of each animal, and entries feature compelling factual descriptions in a storytelling format.

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Author Biography

The late Ann C. Paietta was the director of the Essex Free Library in Essex, Vermont and the author of several books and library-related articles.