Thunder Dog tells the story of Michael Hingson and Roselle, his guide dog. Michael was working in the World Trade Center’s North Tower on the 78th floor on the morning of September 11, 2001. The book gets its title from the fact that Roselle was very afraid of thunder and, during the wee hours of September 11th, there had been a thunder storm which woke both dog and handler – with handler providing emotional support.
The book starts with a chapter ‘Goodbye to a Hero’ in which Hingson tells us that Roselle died on June 26, 2011. This is not entirely surprising – virtually all of the dogs who had involvement in 9/11 have since passed away. It is, sadly, to be expected.
This book is written in a conversational style, as if Hingson was giving an interview (he did, many in fact, after the 9/11 attacks – television presenter…
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