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Rin Tin Tin

From orphaned puppy to legendary Hollywood star

Susan Orlean recounts the journey of an orphaned puppy found on a battlefield to a legendary movie star in her book, Rin Tin Tin, The Life and Legend.

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Orlean always loved Rin Tin Tin and his television adventures. But, when she realized Rin Tin Tin was not just a character, she came to understand that this was not just a story about a dog, or even the many different dogs that make up the Rin Tin Tin legacy; this is a story about a beloved icon in American popular culture.

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