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

by Michael Hingson | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 140020304X Global Overview for this book
Registered by Flossie771 of Villa Rica, Georgia USA on 2/9/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by Flossie771 from Villa Rica, Georgia USA on Thursday, February 09, 2012
Hardback book

From the inside flap:

Safety is somewhere down below, and 1,463 stairs are the only way out.

Every moment in Michael Hingson's life seemed to lead up to this day--this seemingly ordinary, abruptly extraordinary day.

When one of three hijacked planes flew into the World Trade Center's north tower on September 11, 2001, Hingson, a district sales manager for a data protection and network security systems company, was sitting down for a meeting.

Then came the irrevocable blow. While the world watched the horror unfold on television, Hingson lived it from a point of view no else could share. Hingson is blind.

But his story is just half the story. The other half belongs to Roselle, the courageous guide dog who would surprise everyone that day.

"Roselle sat next to me as calm as ever. She does not sense any danger in the flames, smoke, or anything else that is going on around us. If she had sensed danger, she would have acted differently. But she does not. I choose to trust Roselle's judgment and so I will not panic. Roselle and I are a team."

Thunder Dog details a remarkable journey as Hingson and Roselle rely on each other and inspire others to survive. Listen in as Hingson faces almost certain death and discover what happens when small, intensely human moments rise up--and even redefine--one of the most inhumane acts in history.

Just finished reading this book today....What a beautiful story...a must read for any dog lover.
Sending to MaryZee for the tag wishlist game.

Journal Entry 2 by Flossie771 at Villa Rica, Georgia USA on Friday, February 10, 2012

Released 9 yrs ago (2/10/2012 UTC) at Villa Rica, Georgia USA



Journal Entry 3 by wingmaryzeewing at Taneytown, Maryland USA on Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Thanks for sending this to me, Flossie771. I'm looking forward to reading it soon.

Journal Entry 4 by wingmaryzeewing at Taneytown, Maryland USA on Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I'd never heard of this book until recently. Probably someone mentioned it on the What are you Reading thread. I just finished reading 102 Minutes, another book about 9/11 so I thought I'd follow it up with this one. What an amazing story! I can't imagine what it must have been like to be trapped in the WTC, with the only way out many, many flights of stairs. But to not be able to see where you were going, surrounded by dozens (hundreds) of strangers, all with only one purpose in mind - let me get out of here, down, down, down...

Thanks for the great book, Flossie. This was a wonderful story by Michael, telling of what it was like to grow up blind and to learn to access a world that was never available to him by sight. He's an amazing man and this was an amazing story.

This will soon be going out as a surprise RABCK.

Journal Entry 5 by wingmaryzeewing at by Post, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, February 25, 2012

Released 9 yrs ago (2/23/2012 UTC) at by Post, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases


Mailed this off on Thursday as a tagalong book. Surprise! Hope you enjoy it!

Journal Entry 6 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Well, this book was really a surprise, since it hitched a ride with 102 Minutes. I'd never heard of this book, but it sounds fascinating, so thanks for including it!

Journal Entry 7 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Friday, April 06, 2012
A fairly quick read, but quite interesting. Rozelle was really something! This book will be headed out again soon.

Journal Entry 8 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Friday, April 06, 2012

Released 9 yrs ago (4/6/2012 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA


Headed out via media mail as a wishlist tag book.

Journal Entry 9 by T02S03B11D20 at Springport, Michigan USA on Monday, April 30, 2012
Received this book today, thank you. Looks like an interesting book, I love stories about animals and this one must be very courageous. Looking forward to it.

Journal Entry 10 by T02S03B11D20 at Springport, Michigan USA on Friday, July 13, 2012
Everyone has different opinions about the books they read, which is why I will send this on. I felt cheated and deceived by this book. I expected to read more about the dog Roselle, and more about 9/11. Instead, I was basically treated to a rehash of the authors life. I would not recommend this book to anyone. opinion.

Journal Entry 11 by T02S03B11D20 at Frederick, Maryland USA on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (7/26/2012 UTC) at Frederick, Maryland USA


Going to the winner of the Happy Day RABCK.

Journal Entry 12 by sunshinedreem at Frederick, Maryland USA on Monday, July 30, 2012
Received in today's mail, thank you so much for sharing. It seems there are mixed reviews on this book but it does sound interesting so I'll give it s try.

Journal Entry 13 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, April 29, 2018
Much more than I thought it would be. Really interesting to learn more about what it's like to live as a blind person.

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