Laika's Window

by Kurt Caswell (Author)
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  • First adult book focusing exclusively the life and death of the world's most famous space dog, Laika
  • Caswell is an alum of Bennington College, Middlebury College, and Boise State University
  • Author is a contributor to the Los Angeles Review of Books,, The Common, McSweeney's, ISLE, Earthlines
  • Interest for the general reader as well as lovers of space history, space travel, astronomy, Cold War history, engineering, animal science, veterinary medicine, dogs, pets, science fiction and English literature
  • Examines and corrects many wrongly reported details about Laika’s flight and life; an accurate telling of Laika’s story, what happened to her, how she lived and died, is assembled here, for the first time
  • Makes the argument that Laika was a working dog, not a lab animal. She was not a victim of science so much as a highly trained working dog with a job to do, even an animal that wanted to do her job, in the way that police dogs “want” to bite, that search and rescue dogs want to seek and find, that seeing-eye dogs want to lead and protect their person.

  • Publication date
    September 18, 2018
    File size
    2 MB