A Man of His Own

A Man of His Own

Book - 2013
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Returning home from World War II with injuries that shatter his professional baseball dreams, Rick Stanton's reunited with his beloved dog Pax, who had been volunteered for the Army's K-9 Corps and who's forged an equally strong bond with a soldier who joins Rick's family.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2013.
ISBN: 9781250014368
Characteristics: 360 pages ;,22 cm.


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Jul 11, 2019

This was a wonderful book taking you through the life of Pax a puppy all alone rescued by Rick Stanton. Rick marries Francesca then goes off to war. Pax becomes a war dog and his handler Keller has him as a partner for 3 years. The 4 of them meet up after the war is over and forge a bond that will last their lives. The story is told from all 4 main characters perspective and I would highly recommend it.

Nov 10, 2018

Wonderfully well written. I loved the changing narrative to include all the characters feelings. I simply could not put the book down. A must read.

ArapahoeKristi Dec 01, 2016

Beautifully written and a wonderful example of Susan Wilson's writing, A Man of His Own details the life and loves of Pax, a brilliant and well loved german shepard mix. Wilson has a remarkable grasp of the inner mind of dogs and writes with passion and pure love for dogs. Pax has amazing adventures first as a loving pet and then later as a war scout, and his bond with his people is profound and will fill your heart with joy and love. A wonderfully written adventure that will pull at your heart strings.

Mar 11, 2015

Didn't quite see how this story could have turned out in a good way, but it came together so well. I would like to read more by this author.

Jun 17, 2014

I wanted to say that I really enjoyed how well the author conveyed the dog's perspective and also enjoyed the story of how Pax got his name (beautiful). However I couldn't get behind the man loving his dog and being strongly bonded and having the dog volunteered to the war -- that didn't seem right. The love triangle was predictable -- I don't think it would have gone the way it did in real life in any way. There is a good story here - it was just missing some major ingrediants in my eyes to make it work best for me.

caj1222204441801 Oct 10, 2013

this is the most compelling book i have read. the characters are vivid and you feel u are living this with the characters. a definite must read. i could not put it down.

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