Over the summer, I reviewed the book From Baghdad With Love: A Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava (Lyons Press, $22.95), by Lt. Col. Jay Kopelman with Melinda Roth. It published in October and has become a well-deserved hit. It's the story of a Marine's determination to smuggle a little puppy out of Iraq back to California, and the courage of so many people - Iraquis, as well as American soldiers and reporters - who helped. You can read the review, posted July 28, by clicking on the archives link, "prior to October 2006."
Then go to YouTube to see a video of Lava living his new life in San Diego, and an interview with Kopelman. Click here.