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Rin Tin Tin - The Life and the Legend

Susan Orlean

Nearly ten years in the making and perfect for the holidays, Susan Orlean's first original book since the celebrated bestseller The Orchid Thief is the publishing event of the season: a sweeping, surprising, and powerfully moving work of narrative nonfiction about the dog actor and international icon, Rin Tin Tin. German shepherd Rin Tin Tin's journey is the story of the twentieth century. From the discovery of Rin Tin Tin on a WWI battlefield in 1918, to the movies, radio programs, and the 1950s television show that would cement his legacy around the world, Rin Tin Tin traces the extraordinary history of the dog and his descendants over more than ninety years. Rin Tin Tin was a star (he received 10,000 fan letters a week); a worldwide sensation; a social figure (as the U.S. Army's WWII mascot, he inspired thousands of Americans to donate their dogs for use in the war); and a baby-boom touchstone. He was also a real dog, and the book tells the epic love story between Rin Tin Tin and the remarkable people who devoted their lives to him and his legacy. Rin Tin Tin is also Orlean's meditation on the nature of heroism, loyalty, and memory, and how Rin Tin Tin has lasted for so many generations. "Rin Tin Tin could leap twelve feet," she writes, "and he could leap through time." Like no one else, Orlean crafts brilliantly engaging, witty, and passionate narratives about her real-life characters. As The Washington Post Book World has said, her "snapshot-vivid, pitch-perfect prose…is fast becoming one of our national treasures." A tour de force of history, emotion, and masterful storytelling, here is the ultimate tale for anyone who loves great dogs or great journalism.

Nearly ten years in the making and perfect for the holidays, Susan Orlean's first original book since the celebrated bestseller The Orchid Thief is the publishing event of the season: a sweeping, surprising, and powerfully moving work of narrative nonfiction about the dog actor and international icon, Rin Tin Tin. German shepherd Rin Tin Tin's journey is the story of the twentieth century. From the discovery of Rin Tin Tin on a WWI battlefield in 1918, to the movies, radio programs, and the 1950s television show that would cement his legacy around the world, Rin Tin Tin traces the extraordinary history of the dog and his descendants over more than ninety years. Rin Tin Tin was a star (he received 10,000 fan letters a week); a worldwide sensation; a social figure (as the U.S. Army's WWII mascot, he inspired thousands of Americans to donate their dogs for use in the war); and a baby-boom touchstone. He was also a real dog, and the book tells the epic love story between Rin Tin Tin and the remarkable people who devoted their lives to him and his legacy. Rin Tin Tin is also Orlean's meditation on the nature of heroism, loyalty, and memory, and how Rin Tin Tin has lasted for so many generations. "Rin Tin Tin could leap twelve feet," she writes, "and he could leap through time." Like no one else, Orlean crafts brilliantly engaging, witty, and passionate narratives about her real-life characters. As The Washington Post Book World has said, her "snapshot-vivid, pitch-perfect prose…is fast becoming one of our national treasures." A tour de force of history, emotion, and masterful storytelling, here is the ultimate tale for anyone who loves great dogs or great journalism.
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Nearly ten years in the making and perfect for the holidays, Susan Orlean's first original book since the celebrated bestseller The Orchid Thief is the publishing event of the season: a sweeping, surprising, and powerfully moving work of narrative nonfiction about the dog actor and international icon, Rin Tin Tin. German shepherd Rin Tin Tin's journey is the story of the twentieth century. From the discovery of Rin Tin Tin on a WWI battlefield in 1918, to the movies, radio programs, and the 1950s television show that would cement his legacy around the world, Rin Tin Tin traces the extraordinary history of the dog and his descendants over more than ninety years. Rin Tin Tin was a star (he received 10,000 fan letters a week); a worldwide sensation; a social figure (as the U.S. Army's WWII mascot, he inspired thousands of Americans to donate their dogs for use in the war); and a baby-boom touchstone. He was also a real dog, and the book tells the epic love story between Rin Tin Tin and the remarkable people who devoted their lives to him and his legacy. Rin Tin Tin is also Orlean's meditation on the nature of heroism, loyalty, and memory, and how Rin Tin Tin has lasted for so many generations. "Rin Tin Tin could leap twelve feet," she writes, "and he could leap through time." Like no one else, Orlean crafts brilliantly engaging, witty, and passionate narratives about her real-life characters. As The Washington Post Book World has said, her "snapshot-vivid, pitch-perfect prose…is fast becoming one of our national treasures." A tour de force of history, emotion, and masterful storytelling, here is the ultimate tale for anyone who loves great dogs or great journalism.

Language:

English

Length:

12h 24m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:40


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

15:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:31


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:42


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

14:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:22


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:30


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:05


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:20


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:53


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:02


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

13:01


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

11:07


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

23:44


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:44


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:55


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

22:08


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

12:57


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

13:29


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:39


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:02


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

11:43


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

12:01


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:55


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:32


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:17


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:47


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:22


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:19


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:30


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:23


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

10:52


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:10


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:46


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

11:22


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:56


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

17:30


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:34


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

11:05


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:35


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:43


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

15:40


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:46


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

01:09