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Famous Animals in History and Popular Culture (Paperback)

Famous Animals in History and Popular Culture By Ann C. Paietta, Jean Kauppila Cover Image
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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 more than 100 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.

About the Author

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. Jean Kauppila is an avid researcher and animal advocate currently living in Washington state.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781476673813
ISBN-10: 1476673810
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: May 9th, 2023
Pages: 215
Language: English

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