BRONWEN DICKEY & DEIRDRE FRANKLIN present their books about PIT BULLS

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BRONWEN DICKEY & DEIRDRE FRANKLIN present their books about PIT BULLS Join us as Bronwen Dickey presents PIT BULL: THE BATTLE OVER AN AMERICAN ICON and Deirdre Franklin presents PIT BULL LIFE: A DOG LOVER'S COMPANION. Below is a bit more about both books: PIT BULL: THE BATTLE OVER AN AMERICAN ICON The controversial story of one infamous breed of dog--a New York Times Bestseller ("Animals" list). When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces of the infamous viciousness in her affectionate pit bull. Which made her wonder: How had the breed--beloved by Teddy Roosevelt and Helen Keller--come to be known as a brutal fighter? Dickey's search for answers takes her from nineteenth-century New York dogfighting pits to early twentieth-century movie sets, from the battlefields of Gettysburg to struggling urban neighborhoods. In this illuminating story of how a popular breed became demonized--and what role humans have played in the transformation--Dickey offers us an insightful view of Americans' relationship with their dogs. Bronwen Dickey is an essayist and journalist who writes regularly for the Oxford American. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Slate, The Best American Travel Writing 2009, Newsweek,and Outside, among other publications. In 2009 she received a first-place Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award and a MacDowell Colony residency grant. She lives in North Carolina. THE PIT BULL LIFE: A DOG LOVER'S COMPANION (From Bark Magazine) A colorfully illustrated and thoughtful consideration of a type of dog who was once considered quintessentially American. Today, however, the words "Pit Bull" have become shorthand for something to be feared. The authors trace that transition and, continuing in Franklin's long-standing advocacy, inject the facts about these cheerful, resilient dogs into the national discussion. In doing so, they also provide a primer for Pit Bull owners, and potential owners. Deirdre Franklin is the founder, president, and soul behind Pinups for Pitbulls, Inc., an education and advocacy group that helps shelters and animal rescues around the country. She earned her Master's degree in public policy at Drexel University and wrote her thesis on breed discriminatory laws. She has garnered many accolades for her efforts in dog advocacy, including the Wallace Award, by championing the relationship in the human-canine bond. She lives in Asheville, NC. Event date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

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