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Wallace: The Underdog Who Conquered a Sport, Saved a Marriage, and Championed Pit Bulls-- One Flying Disc at a Time
Wallace: The Underdog Who Conquered a Sport, Saved a Marriage, and Championed Pit Bulls-- One Flying Disc at a Time
by Jim Gorant
Edition: Hardcover
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read from Jim Gorant, August 30, 2012
Wallace is a beautifully written, intelligent and heartwarming story about dogs and humans, how they become who they are, and their capacity to succeed and overcome adversity and perception. Jim Gorant, author of The Lost Dogs, the account of the fates of the dogs rescued from the Michael Vick dogfighting operation, has written Wallace with the same perfect blend of empathy, tension, drive and drama brought to his last effort. What's really first-rate about Gorant's writing is his ability to put a dog's (in this case, Wallace) challenges in context by allowing us to see what makes a dog who he is: We glimpse into the suspicious circumstances surrounding his birth, the prey-drive training he received, the shelter system into which he was placed, and the relationship of the people who tried to save him. By letting us see the people behind the dog, we can fully appreciate how we impact our faithful companions. But we also get to see the dog behind the people; so we can celebrate how Wallace impacted, for better, worse, and ultimately better, the lives of those who let him in.


The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption
The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption
by Jim Gorant
Edition: Hardcover
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116 of 117 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting and heartwarming, September 18, 2010
This book was a great read. Thorough, smart journalism combined with true crime and a beautiful story of salvation. No dog lover should miss this, but it's quite compelling reading for anyone. Well researched, well reported and well written, it moves along at a good clip, carrying you with it. Even non-dog lovers will be engrossed and moved, at parts hiding their eyes, at others cheering out loud. I love books like this.


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