Mark Twain for Dog Lovers combines one of America's most beloved authors and dogs. Twain specialist R. Kent Rasmussen traces the history of dogs in Twain's life-from the ones he knew personally, like his daughter's dog which he took in after she died, to the foreign dogs he saw on his travels around the world. Compiling 30 stories and extracts from Twain's wiritings, Rasmussen tells a detailed an compelling story of Twain's relationship with one of America's favorite pets.
R. Kent Rasmussen has written/edited nine books on Mark Twain. Rasmussen holds a PhD in history from UCLA, has taught college, and worked for many years as an editor. Rasmussen is probably best known for his award-winning reference book, Mark Twain A to Z, which Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan called their Bible while they were producing their 2002 PBS documentary on Twain.