"A Universe of Wolfling Terrans vs. Scheming Galactics"
Based on the Uplift series of novels by David Brin
From the back cover:
"Of the thousands of races in a galaxy full of aliens, ours is the only one that claims to have evolved on its own, without genetic engineering from a patron species. With its own new clients – genetically modified and chimpanzees – upstart mankind face a jealous universe. The ancient Patron clans can't decide whether to enslave the races of Terra ... or just wipe them out."