The John Batchelor Show

Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs by David Grimm


“Grimm traces the evolution of today's pets, from once being considered feral beasts and valueless subjects to family members and quasicitizens. The author's research includes fascinating travels across the country interviewing detectives investigating animal cruelty cases, soldiers training military working dogs, and animal law attorneys, and he also visits a wolf sanctuary…Engrossing, enjoyable, and well-researched.”—Library Journal, starred

“Grimm, deputy news editor at Science, investigates the ever-changing roles played by cats and dogs throughout history and travels the U.S. speaking to those on the cutting edge of animal science and welfare. [His] most valuable contribution…is his reasoned and well-researched discussion of the pet “personhood” movement, particularly its legal implications for veterinarians, scientific research, and agriculture.”—Publishers Weekly

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Joshua Fisher, Retro Report. Paul Barrett, Bloomberg Businessweek. Henry Miller, Hoover. James Gorman, NYT.

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Michael Vlahos, Naval War College. Philip Terzian, Weekly Standard. Liz Peek, Fiscal Times.



Fighting Identity: Sacred War and World Change (The Changing Face of War) by Michael Vlahos

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Jim McTague, Barron’s. Larry Diamond, Hoover. Mary Anastasia O’Grady, WSJ. Karen Weise, Bloomberg Businessweek.

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