Book — vi, 293 p., plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm.
Dogs in harm's way
Nature, nurture, and training
The dog trainer and the scientists
Dogs and their Soldiers.
In this book, the author, a leading dog-blogger offers a tour of military working dogs' extraordinary training, heroic accomplishments, and the lasting impacts they have on those who work with them. People all over the world have been riveted by the story of Cairo, the Belgian Malinois who was a part of the Navy SEAL team that led the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound. A dog's natural intelligence, physical abilities, and pure loyalty contribute more to our military efforts than ever before. You don't have to be a dog lover to be fascinated by the idea that a dog, the cousin of that furry guy begging for scraps under your table, could be one of the heroes who helped execute the most vital and high-tech military mission of the new millennium. Maria Goodavage tells heartwarming stories of modern soldier dogs and the amazing bonds that develop between them and their handlers. Beyond tales of training, operations, retirement, and adoption into the families of fallen soldiers, she talks to leading dog-cognition experts about why dogs like nothing more than to be on a mission with a handler they trust, no matter how deadly the IEDs they are sniffing, nor how far they must parachute or rappel from aircraft into enemy territory. This is an unprecedented window into the world of these adventurous, loving warriors.
Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books : Dispatch Books,  [Minneapolis, Minnesota] : Trade distribution in the US through Consortium Book Sales and Distribution
Book — 192 pages : portrait ; 20 cm
Introduction: Soldiers from the wars
Salvage : the wounded
The new normal
Stateside : the warriors
The sacrificial soldier.
The cost of war is unforgivably high, but many forget that those who pay the ultimate price rarely receive the medical and psychological care they need upon return home. As America's involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan continues to drive on, it's time to expose the traumas faced by American soldiers. Ann Jones shows the dead, wounded, mutilated, brain-damaged, drug-addicted, suicidal, homicidal casualties of our distant wars, taking us on a stunning journey from the devastating moment an American soldier is first wounded in rural Afghanistan to the return home. (source: Nielsen Book Data)