Reporting for Duty by Tracy Libby

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Reporting for Duty

Stars: *****

True Stories of Wounded Veterans and Their Service Dogs
i-5 Publishing (2015)
240 pages

Summary: A book profiling 15 disabled veterans and their service dogs.

I have been enjoying this book over the last few days. This book was received by a PR company to review. All opinions are my own.

The author Tracy Libby really made sure to get a wide variety of subjects for her book. There are veterans with  many different physical and emotional challenges represented in this book as well as veterans from WWII, Vietnam, both Iraq wars and Afghanistan. But the book is not JUST a profile of people and gods. It has information scattered in that teaches you about service dogs, how they come about, what they have to go through to become one and what they can do for a veteran.

Reporting for Duty has the following sections:

  • PTSD, TBI and MST
  • Prison Puppy Programs
  • Guide Dogs
  • Therapy Dogs in History
  • Combat and Operational Stress-Control Dogs
  • Canine Co-therapists
  • From Shelter to Service
  • How Dogs Read Us

Each section explains what the struggles are and how the service dogs can help and then there is a profile of a veteran and a dog with tons of colour photos.

It’s both an education book on service dogs and a tribute to veterans and what they have endured while protecting their country.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will support Veterans Moving Forward.

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About Kathleen

I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.