Lucca the War Dog The Inspiring True Story of the World's Most Heroic Dog

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Publisher's Synopsis

Lucca K458 is a decorated and highly skilled military working dog who belonged to an elite group trained to work off-leash to sniff out deadly explosives. Her extraordinary skill and bond with dog handlers Chris Willingham and Juan Rodriguez resulted in a legendary 400-mission career. During this time, she served alongside both Special Forces and regular infantry, and became so sought-after that platoons frequently requested her by name.

Lucca the War Dog is the gritty and gripping account of Lucca's adventures on and off the battlefields, including tense, lifesaving explosives finds and rooftop firefights, as well as the bravery of fellow handlers and dogs she served with. But it's also the tale of a bond between Lucca and her handlers and how together they overcame the endless brutalities of war, including her own loss of a limb, and the traumas such violence can inflict.

Heartwarming and inspiring, Lucca the War Dog is a compelling portrait of modern warfare.

Book information

ISBN: 9781785035173
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Imprint: Ebury Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 355.424
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: x, 306
Weight: 222g
Height: 129mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 20mm