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The History of the World in Fifty Dogs

The History of the World in Fifty Dogs

by Mackenzi Lee
Hardback
Publication Date: 30/10/2019
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An illustrated collection of stories about dogs that knew how to sit, stay, and witness history

Most dog lovers know Fidoand Laika, but how about Martha, Paul McCartney’s Old English Sheepdog? Or Peritas, Alexander the Great's trusted canine companion? As long as there have been humans, those humans have had beloved companions-their dogs.

From the ancient Egyptians mummifying their pups, to the Indian legend of the king who refused to enter the afterlife unless his dog was allowed there too, to the modern meme and popularity of terms like the corgi sploot, humans are undeniably obsessed with their dogs.

Told in short, illustrated essays that are interspersed with both historical and canine factoids, The History of the World in Fifty Dogs brings to life some of history’s most memorable moments through the stories of the dogs that saw them happen.

ISBN:
9781419740060
9781419740060
Category:
Humour
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
30-10-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Abrams, Inc.
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
192
Dimensions (mm):
204x152x25.4mm
Weight:
0.51kg
Mackenzi Lee

Mackenzi Lee holds a BA in history and an MFA from Simmons College in writing for children and young adults. Her short fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Atlas Obscura, the Boston Globe, Crixeo, and the Newport Review, among others.

Her debut novel, This Monstrous Thing, won the PEN New England-Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery Award. Her second book, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, was a New York Times bestseller and an ABA bestseller, earned five starred reviews, was a #1 Indie Next Pick, and received a 2018 Stonewall Book Award Honor and a New England Book Award.

She loves Diet Coke, sweater weather, and Star Wars. On a perfect day, she can be found enjoying all three. She currently calls Boston home, where she works as an independent bookstore manager and pets every dog she meets.

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