Thunder Dog

Author: Michael Hingson,Susy Flory

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781400204724

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 5982


Discover how blindness and a bond between dog and man saved lives and brought hope during one of America's darkest days.

Thunder Dog

Author: Michael Hingson,Susy Flory

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1400203252

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 6324


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.

Thunder Dog the Frog Dog

Author: B. Lynn Shocknesse

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 1622870204

Category: Pets

Page: 13

View: 5314


It is about a dog that thinks he is a frog and wants to try to fit in but realizes he does not need to change how he looks.

Dance of the Thunder Dogs

Author: Kirk Mitchell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101143592

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9009


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

Thunder Dog

Author: Michael Hingson,Susy Flory

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 140020304X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 257

View: 5738


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.

Thunderdog

Author: Doug Solter

Publisher: Brain Matter Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 265

View: 4191


This energy drink is killer. In Japan, sixteen-year-old Miyuki always felt like a square being pounded into a round hole. She turned her back on tradition and earned the fury of her father. The father who burned her with a cigarette and sent her off to live with strangers in a strange land. Now Miyuki is one of the Gems, a group of four talented young ladies who spy for a mysterious world-wide organization known simply as The Authority. When a new energy drink causes a rash of violence at their high-school, Miyuki and the Gems are sent to Japan to find out why. The visit forces Miyuki to see her father, now a senior executive of the company that produces Thunderdog. As Miyuki struggles with family, the Gems uncover a dark trail of conspiracy, bigotry, and a diabolical plan that would see most of the great cities of the world burn. Can Miyuki convince her father to help? Can the Gems stop thousands of teens from becoming weapons of mass destruction? Thunderdog is the third book in The Gems Young Adult spy thriller series that features genuine characters, heart-racing action, and lots of international intrigue. Think Gallagher Girls meets Totally Spies. If you like culturally-diverse characters, girl-power bonding, and crazy thrills, then the third book in Doug Solter's continuing young adult spy series is for you. Click or tap the buy button and experience the Gems thrilling new adventure today! For ages 13 through Adult.

Auto/Biography across the Americas

Author: Ricia A. Chansky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317337190

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

View: 8591


Auto/biographical narratives of the Americas are marked by the underlying themes of movement and belonging. This collection proposes that the impact of the historic or contemporary movement of peoples to, in, and from the Americas—whether chosen or forced—motivates the ways in which identities are constructed in this contested space. Such movement results in a cyclical quest to belong, and to understand belonging, that reverberates through narratives of the Americas. The volume brings together essays written from diverse national, cultural, linguistic, and disciplinary perspectives to trace these transnational motifs in life writing across the Americas. Drawing on international scholars from the seemingly disparate regions of the Americas—North America, the Caribbean, and Latin America—this book extends critical theories of life writing beyond limiting national boundaries. The scholarship included approaches narrative inquiry from the fields of literature, linguistics, history, art history, sociology, anthropology, political science, pedagogy, gender studies, critical race studies, and indigenous studies. As a whole, this volume advances discourse in auto/biography studies, life writing, and identity studies by locating transnational themes in narratives of the Americas and placing them in international and interdisciplinary conversations.

The Other Woman

Author: Bessie Moore

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1481718347

Category: Fiction

Page: 130

View: 6951


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, dont 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 Womans hands! When she cant 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!

Quests of the Dragon and Bird Clan

Author: Paul Kekai Manansala

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1430308990

Category: History

Page: 530

View: 8935


"Quests of the Dragon and Bird Clan" examines how the seafaring trading people known as the "Nusantao" from Insular Southeast Asia influenced world history. This is a "blook," a book based on a weblog (blog). The decision to publish the book came after requests to make the information in the blog available in an easier-to-read and more portable format. The advantage of the printed work is that the blog entries are arranged in easy-to-manage chronological order with out the need for the clicking through the blog archives. The glossary entries are also in alphabetical order for easy look-up, and a word index and table of contents further increase the readiblity of the blog/book. Important supplementary articles have also been included in the appendices. A must-read for those who think there is more to history than what we find in "mainstream" publications.

Rapala: Legendary Fishing Lures

Author: John E. Mitchell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610604932

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 228

View: 3289


Rapala - the very name evokes quiet mornings on a mist-shrouded lake, family expeditions in a well-worn rowboat, and - best of all- the thrilling moment when a fish explodes out of the water. This richly illustrated book tells the story of a remarkable company and the iconic angling products they produce. Rapala lures are now sold in 140 countries and are more world-record fish than any other lure. It is the dominant company in a hugely popular sport enjoyed by 44 million recreation anglers in the U.S. alone - more people than play golf or tennis combined.