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The Railway Dog

Author : Olwyn M. Parker
ISBN : 1921596961
Genre : History
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Set amidst South Australia's beautiful but isolated mid-north, The Railway Dog tells the true story of Bob, a scruffy brown stray, bought on impulse by a local railway man as a gift for his wife – and setting in motion the beginnings of a legend...Recognised near and far for his cheery bark, waving tail, and devotion to train travel – Bob quickly became a beloved member of the tight knit railway community.Charming, humorous, and at times intensely moving, the adventures of Bob the Railway Dog, entwined with the lives of the fascinating people he meets on his journeys – make for an inspiring and touching Australian story.
Category: History

Bob The Railway Dog

Author : Corinne Fenton
ISBN : 9780763680978
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Bob the Railway Dog was everyone's friend in the early days of the Australian railroad. Based on a real dog who rode the rails in the late nineteenth century.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Railway Dog

Author : Olwyn Parker
ISBN : 0909608342
Genre : Dogs
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Set amidst South Australia's beautiful but isolated mid-north, The Railway Dog tells the true story of Bob, a scruffy brown stray, bought on impulse by a local railway man as a gift for his wife - and setting in motion the beginnings of a legend...Recognised near and far for his cheery bark, waving tail, and devotion to train travel - Bob quickly became a beloved member of the tight knit railway community. Charming, humorous, and at times intensely moving, the adventures of Bob the Railway Dog, entwined with the lives of the fascinating people he meets on his journeys - make for an inspiring and touching Australian story.
Category: Dogs

Aussie Dog Stories

Author : Paul Bugeja
ISBN : 1925367673
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A fascinating look at both famous and not-so-famous dogs from Down Under. There's the 'Red Dog', celebrated in a movie in 2011, and 'Bob the Railway Dog', which has a best-selling book written about him. There are assistance animals and guide dogs, war heroes and everyday ones, dogs that save lives and dogs whose lives are saved. All loyal, loving, brave in their ways and with doggy hearts of gold.
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Dog Monuments

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1230502300
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Gelert, Brown Dog affair, Barry, Hachik, Bob the Railway Dog, Smoky, Bamse, Greyfriars Bobby, Sergeant Stubby, Fala, Sinbad, Balto, Jock of the Bushveld, Red Dog, Victor S. Blundon Monument, Dog on the Tuckerbox, Saint Guinefort, Shep, Malchik, Key Underwood Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard, Mancs, George Tirebiter, Cimetiere des Chiens, Swansea Jack, Nevado, Pompey, Zbigniew Lengren, Nemo A534, Patriots Point War Dog Memorial. Excerpt: The Brown Dog affair was a political controversy about vivisection that raged in Edwardian England from 1903 until 1910. It involved the infiltration of University of London medical lectures by Swedish women activists, pitched battles between medical students and the police, police protection for the statue of a dog, a libel trial at the Royal Courts of Justice, and the establishment of a Royal Commission to investigate the use of animals in experiments. The affair became a cause celebre that reportedly divided the country. The controversy was triggered by allegations that, in February 1903, William Bayliss of the Department of Physiology at University College London had performed illegal dissection before an audience of 60 medical students on a brown terrier dog-adequately anaesthetized, according to Bayliss and his team; conscious and struggling, according to the Swedish activists. The procedure was condemned as cruel and unlawful by the National Anti-Vivisection Society. Bayliss, whose research on dogs led to the discovery of hormones, was outraged by the assault on his reputation. He sued for libel and won. Anti-vivisectionists commissioned a bronze statue of the dog as a memorial, unveiled in Battersea in 1906, but medical students were angered by its provocative plaque-"Men and women of England, how long shall these things be?"-leading to frequent vandalism of the...
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The Railway Police

Author : Nigel Wier
ISBN : 1467000272
Genre : History
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The book is about the railway police and most readers probably do not realise that it is the oldest police force in the United Kingdom and it can be traced back in history to 1826. I am no doubt that some historians of the Metropolitan Police will disagree. The book will follow the railway police through its history up until the present day and it will give you a flavour of what they are all about and of course what work they get involved in. I think some of you will be very surprised at what they actually do. I have written this book because I feel that they do not get the credit they deserve and are overlooked somewhat and I hope that after you have read this book you will agree with me that we do need the railway police as much as we need any other police.
Category: History

The Giant Book Of Dog Names

Author : Laurie Bogart Morrow
ISBN : 9781451666908
Genre : Pets
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A comprehensive dog-naming guide lists more than 5,000 names organized by appearance, breed, theme and other categories, in a reference designed to make naming a new canine companion a fun and meaningful process. By the author of Cold Noses & Warm Hearts. Original. 35,000 first printing.
Category: Pets

The Railway Anecdote Book

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044020044517
Genre : American wit and humor
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The Railway Magazine

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ISBN : UOM:39015047428365
Genre : Railroad companies
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Category: Railroad companies

More Great Dog Stories

Author : Roxanne Willems Snopek
ISBN : 9781926613826
Genre : Pets
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These are tales about people who turned around the lives of their dogs, and dogs who turned around the lives of their people. A retired greyhound named Blaster learns about life beyond the racetrack. Jovi, a fearful border collie, discovers the joys of human and canine companionship. A service dog named Blue opens doors for her owner, a quadriplegic, that he thought were forever closed to him. Dog lovers of all ages will be inspired and moved by these true stories.
Category: Pets

Bladder The Naked Dog Skeleton Barbie And The Poet

Author : Jeff Spoon
ISBN : 9781463347628
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A moving love story of a naked abandoned dog and a neglected bourgeois teenie, who try to escape their ghastly homes, to emigrate, to find happiness somewhere else on earth. Unfortunately the rusty emigration ship was sunk erroneously by a German submarine which escaped WW II. But Arthur, the poet, saved their lives, paddling along on his cello. After some discouraging adventures, where they stranded, they end up involuntarely as guinea pigs in a genetic laboratory. At last, Skeleton Barbies beautiful body could almost be restored, Arthur, the poet, joobbing as a nightporter of the Municipal Theatre, gives them shelter, washes the dishes and cheers them up, playing on his rotten cello at the wrong moments. But the longing for an ideal world forces forces our three brave companions inevitably back to the road, in their eternal search for happiness. This is a rather sarcastic black humored story, told and illustrated by Jeff Spoon the pseudonym of a rather wellknown theatre director and stage designer.
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Dogs Facts Figures Fun

Author : Ian Zaczek
ISBN : 1904332501
Genre : Pets
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Includes information on dogs' zoological background, domestication, dogs in the ancient world. Canine gods, mythology, superstitions, Working dogs. Hunting, racing. Breeds, dog shows. Famous dogs and owners as well as fictitious dogs from films and books.
Category: Pets

Amazing Dogs

Author : Jan Bondeson
ISBN : 9781445609645
Genre : Pets
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Amazing Dogs tells the stories of some of the most extraordinary dogs in history.
Category: Pets

The Dog Who Could Fly

Author : Damien Lewis
ISBN : 9781476739168
Genre : Pets
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“A thoroughly enjoyable story of heroism and true friendship” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), this Sunday Times top ten bestseller is the true account of a German shepherd who was adopted by the Royal Air Force during World War II, flying countless combat missions and surviving everything from crash-landings to parachute bailouts—ultimately saving the life of his owner and dearest friend. In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man’s-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey that would turn them into lifelong friends. One was an orphaned puppy, abandoned by his owners as they fled Nazi forces. The other was a different kind of lost soul—a Czech airman bound for the Royal Air Force and the country that he would come to call home. Airman Robert Bozdech stumbled across the tiny German shepherd—whom he named Ant—after being shot down on a daring mission over enemy lines. Unable to desert the puppy, Robert hid Ant inside his jacket as he escaped. In the months that followed, the pair would save each other’s lives countless times as they flew together with RAF Bomber Command. Finally grounded after being injured on a flight mission, Ant refused to abandon his duty, waiting patiently beside the runway for his master’s return from every sortie, and refusing food and sleep until they were reunited. By the end of the war, Robert and Ant had become true war heroes, and Ant was justly awarded the Dickin Medal, the “Animal VC.” With beautiful vintage black-and-white photos of Robert and Ant, The Dog Who Could Fly is a deeply moving story of loyalty in the face of adversity and the unshakable bond between a man and his best friend.
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Dog Dirt Doris

Author : H. O. Ward
ISBN : 9781606046777
Genre : Fiction
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Anzio, Italy, 1944. Allied forces storm the front line, while fighters patrol the skies, keeping Germany's Luftwaffe at bay. Queen Alexandra's Nurses tend to wounded soldiers as the air raid siren wails and prepares the field hospital for another attack. Florence, 1945. Down the cobbled street a handsome Italian strolls hand in hand with a beautiful British nurse, it is easy to see they are in love. London, 1966. Two lonely vagabonds huddle in a shop doorway, shielding themselves from pounding rain and relying on each other for warmth. As with all lives, they should not be judged on the merits of the surrounding in which the person is first encountered, but by the complete understanding and quality of the person, if they should then be judged at all. Dog Dirt Doris, by H.O. Ward, is a fictitious representation of a life that journeys through the trauma of war as a tender and caring Queen Alexandra Nurse, to romance in Renaissance Florence, and a lost and tragic existence as a homeless vagabond on the streets of London.
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Three Dog Night

Author : Elsebeth Egholm
ISBN : 9780755398126
Genre : Fiction
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It's the coldest winter in memory as ex-convict Peter Boutrup moves to remote, rural Denmark to start a new life. But when a young woman goes missing on New Year's Eve and Peter discovers the body of Ramses, an old acquaintance from prison, things start to unravel. Two days after the disappearance the body of a young girl is found in the harbour - she is naked, attached to an anchor and her face has been torn off. Is this the body of the missing woman and is it connected with Ramses' murder? And could Peter's strange new neighbour, Felix, be involved? Peter Boutrup just wants peace and quiet but he must accept that the truth lies hidden in the past he is trying to forget. Populated by a cast of characters from the underbelly of Danish society, Three Dog Night is a fast paced thriller that paints a picture of a rarely seen side of Denmark.
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The Railway Engineer

Author : Lawrence Saunders
ISBN : MINN:319510008570391
Genre : Engineering
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Category: Engineering

The Dog Fence

Author : James Woodford
ISBN : 9781920885267
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An extraordinary and absorbing book about travel, history and one of the loneliest environments in the world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography