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Dog man : an uncommon life on a faraway mountain

Author: Martha Sherrill
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)268795957
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Sherrill
ISBN: 9781101217702 1101217707
OCLC Number: 883359802
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed June 19, 2014).
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Responsibility: Martha Sherrill.

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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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