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092 0  636.1|bengelska 
100 1  Branigan, Cynthia A.|4aut 
245 14 The last diving horse in America :|brescuing Gamal and 
       other animals -- lessons in living and loving /|cCynthia 
       A. Branigan 
264  1 New York :|bPantheon Books,|c[2021] 
300    274 sidor|billustrationer|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
500    Includes index 
520    "It was the signature attraction of Atlantic City's Steel 
       Pier from the 1930s to the 1970s, the golden age of 
       "America's Favorite Playground"--Doc Carver's High Diving 
       Horses. Four times a day, seven days a week, a trained 
       horse wearing only a harness ran up a ramp; a diving girl 
       jumped on its back, and both sailed forty feet through the
       air, plunging into a ten foot deep tank of water. Decades 
       later, after cries of animal abuse, and changing times, 
       the act was finally shuttered and the very Last Atlantic 
       City Steel Pier Diving Horse was on the auction block, 
       with the author on a rescue mission. And $2,600 later, 
       Gamal, gleaming coated, commanding, was hers: she who knew
       almost nothing about horses. Cynthia Branigan tells the 
       story of how horse and new owner, come to know and educate
       and trust one another; teaching each other important 
       lessons of living and loving. Branigan writes of the 
       history of diving horses and how rescuing and caring for 
       Gamal led her to save other animals, at first as company 
       for Gamal--burros, and others, and then finally, saving a 
       10 year-old retired Greyhound, nearly broken in spirit, 
       who, with Gamal, came back to his happy self, and opened 
       up for the author a new and purposeful world"--|cProvided 
       by publisher 
648  7 1900-1999|2fast 
650  7 Djur och människor|2sao 
650  7 Hästraser|2sao 
650  7 Djurhälsa|2sao 
650  7 Djurskydd|2sao 
650  7 Thoroughbred horse.|2fast 
650  7 Animal rescue.|2fast 
650  7 Horse adoption.|2fast 
650  7 Human-animal relationships.|2fast 
650  7 Seaside resorts.|2fast 
651  7 New Jersey.|2fast 
651  7 New Jersey|zAtlantic City.|2fast 
655  7 Biographies.|2fast 
655  7 History.|2fast 
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