Secret service dogs : the heroes who protect the President of the United States / Maria Goodavage.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "In an age fraught with terrorism, United States Secret Service canine teams risk their lives to safeguard the president, vice president, their families, visiting heads of state, and a host of others. Unprecedented access to these heroic dog teams has allowed a fascinating first-time-ever look at a very special breed of heroes,"--Amazon.com.
    • Content Notes:
      A very strange day -- Highly skilled operators -- On-off switch -- A firm grip -- Sleep tight, Pope Francis -- Worthy of trust and confidence -- Shutting down the White House -- What's that? -- Frequent flyers -- Intruder alert! -- Drive -- A few little bites -- The killing fields -- with dog -- Hot dog -- The end of a very strange day -- The dispatcher calls -- This is for you, dog -- Epilogue.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references.
    • ISBN:
      9781101984734
      1101984732
    • Accession Number:
      2016025219
    • Accession Number:
      ocn956583564
      956583564
    • Accession Number:
      fay.506116
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      GOODAVAGE, M. Secret service dogs : the heroes who protect the President of the United States. [s.l.] : Dutton, 2016. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 13 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Goodavage M. Secret Service Dogs : The Heroes Who Protect the President of the United States. Dutton; 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.506116. Accessed October 13, 2019.
    • APA:
      Goodavage, M. (2016). Secret service dogs : the heroes who protect the President of the United States. Dutton. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.506116
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Goodavage, Maria. 2016. Secret Service Dogs : The Heroes Who Protect the President of the United States. Dutton. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.506116.
    • Harvard:
      Goodavage, M. (2016) Secret service dogs : the heroes who protect the President of the United States. Dutton. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.506116 (Accessed: 13 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Goodavage, M 2016, Secret service dogs : the heroes who protect the President of the United States, Dutton, viewed 13 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Goodavage, Maria. Secret Service Dogs : The Heroes Who Protect the President of the United States. Dutton, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.506116.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Goodavage, Maria. Secret Service Dogs : The Heroes Who Protect the President of the United States. Dutton, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.506116.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Goodavage M. Secret service dogs : the heroes who protect the President of the United States [Internet]. Dutton; 2016 [cited 2019 Oct 13]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.506116

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2016 September #2

Goodavage (Soldier Dogs, 2012, and Top Dog, 2014) takes readers into the world of the dogs that protect not only the president of the U.S. but also the president's family, the vice president, visiting dignitaries, and those who tour the nation's capital. Though much of the work of these dedicated canines is top secret, and their handlers are referred to by first name only, Goodavage gives readers rich vignettes about the variety of roles these canines perform in protective service. Goodavage profiles bomb-detection dogs, the SWAT-equivalent dogs that take fence-jumpers down, and the floppy-eared pups that unassumingly sniff tourists who mill about Washington, D.C., sights, too. Readers will feel an appreciation for these working dogs' formidable skills as well as for their ability to "turn it off" and enjoy relatively normal home lives after hours. Appreciation turns to adoration, though, when Goodavage compels readers with stories of the bonds between Secret Service dogs and their handlers. A must-read for the dog lover. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2016 May #2

The author of the New York Times best sellers Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of America's Canine Heroes and Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca reports on another group of bravura dogs: the U.S. Secret Service canine teams that guard the president, the vice president, their families, visiting heads of state, and more.

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LJ Reviews 2016 October #1

From sniffing out explosives to taking down White House fence jumpers and other threats, the canines of the Secret Service are on duty 24/7. Journalist Goodavage (Soldier Dogs; Top Dog) takes readers into the hidden professional and personal world of these service dogs and the humans they protect. With unprecedented access to the people and dogs serving today, Goodavage presents a compelling narrative of the selection, training, and work life of canine units and also includes stories of the partners when they are off duty. All of this is juxtaposed against the backdrop of the history of the Secret Service canine corps, which reveals an amazing record of bravery and dedication. The author further addresses the deep emotional connection that develops between handler and dog. This aspect is particularly heartbreaking when a canine is hurt or dies. This book is an important addition to the works that show how dogs really are man's best friend. VERDICT A wonderful account and history of these unsung heroes at work every day to make the world safer. [See Prepub Alert, 4/25/16.]—Lisa Ennis, Alabama Coll. of Osteopathic Medicine, Dothan. Copyright 2016 Library Journal.