Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend

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Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend is a book by Susan Orlean published in 2011 by Simon & Schuster. It is a non-fiction account of Rin Tin Tin.[1] Blogcritics praised the depth of the book and wrote that "It was fascinating to read about the 16 million animals deployed in World War I as scouts, messengers, carriers of medical supplies, and sentries. The insertion of the author’s personal reflections detracted from the more compelling story, but is a minor flaw in an otherwise extraordinary book."[2] Alaska Dispatch put it in its "20 new nonfiction reads for fall", calling it "a must-read book that is both an excellent piece of cultural history and a remarkable story of the animal-human bond."[3]


  1. ^ Douglass K. Daniel. "Life of Canine Star Rin Tin Tin an Engrossing Tale". ABC News, 9/26/2011.
  2. ^ "Book Review: Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean - Page 2 - Blogcritics Books". blogcritics.org. Archived from the original on 2012-10-01.
  3. ^ http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20-new-nonfiction-reads-fall