Lynne Cox is a Master of Storytelling – New Book “Tales of Al: The Water Rescue Dog”
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Widely acknowledged as one of the most adventurous explorers and among the most accomplished open water swimmers of all time, Lynne Cox also has a talent for writing and storytelling.
After her seminal book Swimming to Antarctica was published in 2004, she later wrote Grayson, South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery, The Day the Whale Came, Open Water Swimming Manual: An Expert’s Survival Guide For Triathletes And Open Water Swimmers, and Swimming in the Sink: An Episode of the Heart.
Now she has released her latest book, Tales of Al: The Water Rescue Dog, a moving, inspiring story of Cox’s adventures on Italy’s picturesque Lake Idroscalo.
Idroscalo is where dog owners are taught how to train their dogs, including Newfoundland dogs, German shepherds, and golden retrievers., for rescue operations.
Cox writes about coming to know Al, a chocolate Newfoundland from puppyhood to become an expertly trained, highly specialized water rescue dog.
When Cox saw a video of a Newfoundland dog leaping from an airborne helicopter into the open water to save someone from drowning, she sought out to learn more about the the Italian School of Water Rescue Dogs (SICS) and the origins of Tales of Al: The Water Rescue Dog began.
SICS or Scuola Italiana Cani da Salvataggio is where dogs are taught for sea, land, and air rescue.
For more information on SICS, visit here.
Tales of Al – The Water Rescue Dog
From the author of Swimming to Antarctica (“Thrilling, vivid, and lyrical”—Oliver Sacks) and Grayson (“Wondrous, unforgettable”—Carl Hiaasen)—the moving, inspiring story of Al, the ungainly, unruly, irresistible Newfoundland puppy who grows up to become a daring rescue dog—part of Italy’s elite, highly specialized corps of water rescue dogs who swoop out of helicopters and save lives.
“Lynne Cox is a master of storytelling.” – Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE
“She’s done things the rest of us only imagine.” – The Boston Globe
“Cox’s understated style makes for gripping reading.” —Sports Illustrated
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