Thunder Dog

Thunder Dog

The True Story of A Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero

Large Print - 2011
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At 12:30 a.m. on 9/11, Roselle whimpered at Michael Hingson's bedside. When the trained guide dog was "on the clock," nothing could faze her. But without her harness she was free to be scared of the coming thunderstorm. The two had a busy day of meetings and an important presentation ahead. A normal day. Until they went to the office. In Thunder Dog, follow Michael and Roselle as their lives are changed forever by two explosions and 1,463 stairs.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2011
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410441300
141044130X
Branch Call Number: LP 974.71 HIN NVD
Characteristics: 329 p. (large print) : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Flory, Susy 1965-

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lisay53
Jul 25, 2016

A very inspirational story. I was fascinated by his account of being inside the World Trade Center on 9/11 and of his life growing up blind. Great book!

ChristchurchLib Dec 17, 2013

"Michael Hingson, a blind man who worked on the 78th floor of the World Trade Center's Tower One, was just getting to know his new guide dog, Roselle, when airliners crashed into the towers on September 11, 2001. Even though Michael and Roselle hadn't been together for very long, Michael completely trusted her as they walked down 1,463 stairs, counting all the way. As they went, the pair helped other people remain calm." Biography and Memoir December 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=712601

ginnyglosner May 24, 2013

Outstanding book. I read a lot of books and this one made my "A" list. A true story - I learned a lot about guide dogs, courage and dedication. No 'dry' time in this one.

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ef434
Aug 17, 2012

Very easy to read, although the recollections of that day are horrific, the author breaks it up with flash backs during his early years with his guide dogs. Great read for animal lovers.

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villapark
May 11, 2012

A heartwarming story about a blind man and his seeing eye dog, but also an amazing tale of how they escaped from one of the Twin Towers on 9/11.

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