Books by Mark Derr

Released: Oct. 13, 2011

"A transporting slice of dog/wolf thinking that will pique the interest of anyone with a dog in their orbit."
Derr (A Dog's History of America, 2004, etc.) explores various scenarios on the road to the long, fruitful relationship between dogs and humans. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A humbling reminder of the dog's remarkable spirit and intelligence in the face, even, of human cruelty."
A consummate and loving tribute to canines as well as a comprehensive history, seamlessly blending facts, anecdotes, and ideas. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 1997

"It is a love song, a celebration, and a well-told tale. (photos and illustrations, not seen)"
A sweeping, lapidary history of our relationship with dogs from Derr (The Frontiersman, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Objective and cleareyed, but unwilling to press some of the harder conclusions about Crockett warranted by the historical record. (Maps, eight pages of b&w photos—not seen)"
A well-researched if not particularly incisive life of the legendary Tennessee backwoodsman, politician, and Alamo martyr that examines his achievements and changing public image through the years. Read full book review >