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Black Empress : Rescuing a Puppy from Iran - by Bobbi Phelps Wolverton (Paperback)
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In 1972 at the age of 29, Bobbi Phelps Wolverton became a secretary at the Iran Safaris Company in Tehran. Saving a throw-away puppy in a Muslim country contributed to several frightening and threatening challenges she faced during her four months in Iran. From the moment of her arrival in the Middle East, she bonded with the runt puppy that was destined to be killed. The crippled dog held no value to the fishing and hunting company. To save the puppy from certain death, Wolverton defied her host and employer as well as the Muslim culture, a faith that believes that dogs are unclean. She survived dreadful episodes and physical injury; yet witnessed caring individuals who helped in her quest to save the Labrador retriever puppy, the Black Empress. Wolverton went on assignment to Nepal via India during her time in the Middle East as a professional photographer. In Black Empress she captured the colorful and religious nature of these two countries as well.?Wolverton endured a frightening river crossing in total blackness, a terrifying police interrogation, and an attempted ******. In this inspiring memoir, Wolverton delivers an exciting ride of terror, drama, and humor. Black Empress is an entertaining book for travel adventurers, Middle East historians, and courageous dog lovers.Three maps and ten photographs enhance the book.
Number of Pages: 171
Publisher: Village Concepts Llc
Author: Bobbi Phelps Wolverton
Street Date: April 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-5606
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