Full review later, but

Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II - Vicki Croke

I'll post a review this later this weekend.  But let me just say that after finishing this book on the commute home (I was the only person on the broken bus who was not pissed off), I went to paperbackswap and got happy when I saw I could request two of other books.

 

That is how awesome Croke is.

 

I mean one of them is about pandas.  And I'm of those people who wonders why ever loves pandas.  I mean honestly, maned wolves are cooler.

 

But I don't care!  This book was so good, I'll read about pandas.