Sergeant Rex

Sergeant Rex

The Unbreakable Bond Between A Marine and His Military Working Dog

Book - 2011
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Tells the inspiring story of Sergeant Mike Dowling and his bomb-snifing dog, Rex, as they navigated the always-dangerous Triangle of Death region in Iraq in 2004.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Atria Books, 2011.
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed. --
ISBN: 9781451635966
1451635966
Characteristics: 290 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lewis, Damien

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Feb 24, 2015

A wonderful and insightful book about the working military dog and his handler. loved it.

ChristchurchLib Dec 17, 2013

"Sergeant Rex is a bomb-sniffing dog, but this memoir isn't just about Rex - it's about Marine Corporal Mike Dowling and his experiences serving in Iraq with a team that brought K9 units into active combat service for the first time since the Vietnam War. Bringing both the dangers of the Iraq war and the unusual details of working with K9 soldiers together in a compelling narrative, Dowling provides fascinating details of the unit's training, the dogs' work, and, above all, the relationships between the men and their dogs. He also relates the factors in his own childhood that led him to a military career in this "unique testimonial from today's professional, highly specialized military" (Kirkus Reviews)." Biography and Memoir December 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=712601

fayf355 Jun 15, 2012

The book gives a remarkable insight into the lives of military dogs and their handlers, and engenders a tremendous respect for the courage of the US Marines.

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