Dog Man

An Uncommon Life on a Faraway Mountain
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Author(s): Martha Sherrill
Original Publish Date: Feb 28, 2008
Product Number: EB00389355
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101217702
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Dog Man: An Uncommon Life on a Faraway Mountain is a stunning portrait of the Japanese rebel who single-handedly rescued the 4,000-year-old Akita dog breed. At the end of World War II, there were only 16 Akita dogs left in Japan. Morie Sawataishi became obsessed with preventing the extinction of the 4,000-year-old Japanese dog breed. He defied convention, broke the law, gave up a prestigious job, and chose instead to take his urbanite wife to Japan's forbidding snow country to start a family, and devote himself entirely to saving the Akita. Martha Sherrill blends archival research, on-site reportage, and her talent for narrative to reveal Sawataishi's world, providing a profound look at what it takes to be an individual in a culture where rebels are rare, while expertly portraying a side of Japan that is rarely seen by outsiders.

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CD
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Author(s): Martha Sherrill
Narrator(s): Laural Merlington
Product Number DD19676
Released: Jun 02, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400107261
eAudio
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Author(s): Martha Sherrill
Narrator(s): Laural Merlington
Product Number Z10004703
Released: Jun 02, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400127269