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Dog Man : An Uncommon Life on a Faraway Mountain
by Martha Sherrill


Overview - Dog Man: An Uncommon Life on a Faraway Mountain is a stunning portrait of the Japanese rebel who single-handedly rescued the 4,000-year-old Akita dog breed.

At the end of World War II, there were only 16 Akita dogs left in Japan.  Read more...


 
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Overview
Dog Man: An Uncommon Life on a Faraway Mountain is a stunning portrait of the Japanese rebel who single-handedly rescued the 4,000-year-old Akita dog breed.

At the end of World War II, there were only 16 Akita dogs left in Japan. Morie Sawataishi became obsessed with preventing the extinction of the 4,000-year-old Japanese dog breed. He defied convention, broke the law, gave up a prestigious job, and chose instead to take his urbanite wife to Japan's forbidding snow country to start a family, and devote himself entirely to saving the Akita.

Martha Sherrill blends archival research, on-site reportage, and her talent for narrative to reveal Sawataishi's world, providing a profound look at what it takes to be an individual in a culture where rebels are rare, while expertly portraying a side of Japan that is rarely seen by outsiders.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781594483905
  • ISBN-10: 1594483906
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: August 2009
  • Page Count: 256
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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