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Recounts the events of September 11, 2001 as a blind man, trusting in his guide dog, escapes from the World Trade Center's north tower.
Faith. Trust. Triumph. “I’m sorry,” the doctor said. “He is permanently and totally blind. There is nothing we can do for him.” George and Sarah Hingson looked at each other, devastated. Their six-month-old son, Michael was a happy, strawberry blond baby boy, healthy and normal in every way except one. When the Hingsons switched on a light or made silly faces, Michael did not react. Ever. “My best suggestion is that you send him to a home for the blind,” the doctor continued. “He will never be able to do anything for himself.” Forty-seven years later, a yellow Labrador retriever puppy was born in the whelping unit of Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, California. The puppy’s name was Roselle. On September 11, 2001, she saved Michael’s life. This is Roselle’s story too. —From the Introduction Every moment in Michael Hingson’s and Roselle’s lives seemed to lead up to this day. When one of four hijacked planes flew into the World Trade Center’s north tower on September 11, 2001, Michael Hingson, a district sales manager for a data protection and network security systems company, was sitting down for a meeting. His guide dog, Roselle, was at his feet. Paired for twenty-one months, man and dog spent that time forging a bond of trust, much like police partners who trust their lives to each other. Michael couldn’t see a thing, but he could hear the sounds of shattering glass, falling debris, and terrified people flooding around him and Roselle. However, Roselle sat calmly beside him. In that moment, Michael chose to trust Roselle’s judgment and not to panic. They were a team. Thunder Dog is a story that will forever change your spirit and your perspective. It illuminates Hingson’s lifelong determination to achieve parity in a sighted world and how the rare trust between a man and his guide dog can inspire an unshakable faith in each one of us.
In Thunder-Dog's newest adventure, we find that while he's taken out for a walk he makes a daring get away leading him into all sorts of trouble. Author Bio: B. Lynn lives in Western New York with her family. She has discovered the joy of writing and illustrating her own stories. She loves animals of all kinds as they help to inspire her stories and artwork. She now has two wonderful children's books published - Thunder Dog the Frog Dog and Thunder Dog the Muddy Dog. Stay tuned for Thunder Dog's next adventure! keywords: Thunder Dog, Muddy, Playground, Puddle, Children's Book, Grandma, Adventure, Trouble
As “the new heir apparent to Tony Hillerman,”* Kirk Mitchell brings us back to Indian country with investigator for the Bureau of Indian Affairs Emmett Parker, “a great guy to keep around.” (New York Times Book Review) Badly wounded, Emmett Parker has come home. After thirteen years of assignments that took him to every Indian nation but his own, the veteran investigator has finally arrived in Oklahoma to heal. At once a son of the Nuhmuhnuh (“the People,” as the Comanche call themselves) and a government investigator, he has ties to both sides—and is about to discover which side pulls harder. On the reservation, Emmett finds a web of familial and tribal duties—and what could become a class action suit, with Indian plaintiffs suing the BIA for oil funds. Drawn into the controversy, Emmett is then accused of murder by an investigator of his own blood. And now, a man who used to be the law is running from it… *Midwest Book Review
It's 1929 and thirteen-year-old Tom Campbell has always wanted a real family with a real house and a dog of his very own. Since he was three years old, the only home he has ever known has been the Mission orphanage. When he is sent to live and work with fisherman Enoch and his wife, Tom finally sees his dream wihin reach. And when he rescues a Newfoundland dog in the middle of a terrifying squall, Tom feels as if both he and the dog, which he names Thunder, have found a place to call home at last. But when Enoch's wife becomes pregnant and it looks like Thunder's owner might be found, Tom's wonderful new world is turned upside down. Will the Murrays still want Tom? And will Tom be forced to give up his beloved Thunder?
Den elfte september 2001 kom att för alltid förändra hur världen ser ut. Bilder från det fruktansvärda terrorangreppet mot World Trade Center i New York strömmade ut i världen samtidigt som det pågick, men vad hände egentligen inne i byggnaden? Michael var blind sedan födseln och tillsammans med sin trogna ledarhund Roselle tog han sig genom vardagen. Den elfe september gick inget brandlarm. Det Michael däremot hörde var jättelika smällar som följdes av ljudet av krossat glas och skrik. Han såg inget, men han hörde. Tillsammans med Roselle tar sig Michael helskinnad genom det brinnande infernot. Detta är den spännande och otroliga berättelsen om en blind mans, och hans hunds, öde mitt i en av historiens mest tumultartade ögonblick ... Michael Hingson är en amerikansk konsult och offentlig talare. Han har varit blind sedan födseln och upplevde attacken mot World Trade Center på mycket nära håll. Susy Flory är en amerikansk författare. Utöver sitt litterära skrivande har hon även en bakgrund som journalist.
Well known for her landmark book, Excel-Erated Learning, author Pam Reid entertains and educates all who live with, love or are lucky enough to make their living with dogs in these 40+ essays about her work with animals.
Following in the paw prints of the successful first DogTown book, companion to the hit show on the National Geographic Channel, Dog Tips from Dogtown is the pet owner's practical guide to building a healthy, happy relationship with a dog. Relying on the unparalleled expertise of the trainers at the Best Friends Animal Society, this manual shows, with step-by-step illustrations, how to apply the power of positive reinforcement to train a pet. From adoption tips to canine communication lessons and training strategies that make a regimen fun for everyone, Dog Tips from DogTown is a complete guide to the tried and true methods that work miracles every day at the Best Friends Animal Society.
“The Other Woman,” is the third party to a two way love affair. “The Other Woman” is not satisfied with the way her life is going, so she adds lust, and lies, to her tale of woe, as she helps her married lover, become classified as a hoe. If loving this married man is wrong, “The Other Woman,” don’t want to be right. She takes drastic measures in order to keep him in her bed at night. “The Other Woman” is not your friend! She is not one in whom you can depend! Your bedroom secrets, are not for her ears! She will try to take your man, And leave you drowning in tears. Life and death, lies in the palm of “The Other Woman’s” hands! When she can’t have her way, she puts a witch (Mamselle Marie) in the plan. Hell hath no fury like “The Other Woman” scorn! She vows to get her lover back, just as sure as she was born!