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Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other: Home


Welcome to our library resource guide for the 12th annual FSCJ Author Series Learning Community, featuring Craig Grossi's memoir, Craig & Fred. Use the tabs above to navigate the guide. You will find books, eBooks, eVideos, and articles, many from peer-reviewed journals, on the rich variety of topics covered by the book. This guide provides quick access to research materials related to Craig & Fred, the featured book in the 2019-20 FSCJ Author Series Learning Community.    

The main themes of Craig & Fred are resilience in the face of adversity, the effects of post-traumatic stress, and the positive impact of therapy animals, and you will find resources discussing these themes at the top of each section of the LibGuide. There are several possible additional themes (such as stoicism and military service), and we've listed these in tabbed boxes below the main theme for your reference.

Craig Grossi

Craig Grossi is an eight-year Marine Corps veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart. After returning from Afghanistan, he worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency and attended Georgetown University. When not traveling with Fred, he works intensively with veteran organizations, including the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program and the Tragedy Assistance Programs for Survivors (TAPS). He and Fred live in Washington, DC. You can find them online at

- Author Bio supplied by Harper Collins Publishing 

Craig and Fred Cover


Visit Harper Collins Publishers to read an excerpt from Craig & Fred here.

Want to read more? Locate a paper copy of Craig & Fred at your local LLC or read the eBook online.


You can find numerous reviews of Craig & Fred online. For instance, you can read a review from the Washington Post here, and one from the Military Times here.

An Introduction to Craig and Fred

On the Road with Craig and Fred: Colorado to California

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