Selected mentions.

The Washington Post, Outlook

Washington Post book critic Jonathan Yardley gives War Dogs a tremendous review, calling it an, "exceptionally interesting and surprisingly moving book."

Oct. 19, 2014

The New York Times, Book Review

Brownwen Dickey reviews a crop of newly published books on canines, and highlights War Dogs in the "short list."

Oct. 19, 2014

The Christian Science Monitor

10 best books of October: The Monitor's picks. "In War Dogs, [Frankel] takes an up-close look at military dog handlers and their canines. The stories she tells are compelling, enlightening, and downright touching."

October 2014

The Washington Post, Book Review

In her review of War Dogs, Becky Krystal writes: At the beginning of [this book], Rebecca Frankel presents us with an uncomfortable truth: “There is something less complicated (and ironically more human) about relating to war through the story of a dog.” By the end of her heart-warming and heart-wrenching book, you’ll know what she means — if you don’t already.

Nov. 4, 2014

Publishers Weekly

In their early look at War Dogs, PW said: "[Frankel's] passion for her subject matter and deep appreciation for the dogs is heartwarming and inspiring throughout. Military aficionados as well as dog lovers will learn from and enjoy from this study of canine commandos and the service people who count on them."

October 2014


Previewing War Dogs, Kirkus concluded that the book offered: "engaging accounts of dogs working in war zones and aiding their handlers despite the imminent dangers."

October 2014