I picked this book up with great anticipation, as I grew up with Rin Tin Tin. Well, his great-great grandson or sometthing like that! The writing style is not my favorite as the story is presented from a reporter's perspective more than a story teller's. The thread that ran through the book was the dysfunction of the dog's master. The man never found healing and that set a somber tone for me. Truthfully, I did not finish the book. Some might enjoy it if they are interested in learning a bit of the history of dogs in entertainment and war.