Miracle Man: 100 Days with Oliver

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Publish Green, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 187 pages
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For Oliver and his owner, author Bobby Haas, accepting failure has never been an option. This is poignantly illustrated when an injured Oliver finds himself in a fight for his life after a tumble down an embankment leaves his hindquarters paralyzed. When conditions worsen and the prospect of "putting Oliver down" becomes a reality, Haas refuses to give up on his fourteen-year-old best friend. At the bedside of a barely-conscious Oliver, Haas asks him for just 100 more days--100 days in which to cherish every moment together. In the struggle that ensues, Haas never loses faith in his companion, and the pup proves his mettle. In this tale of uncomplicated love, Haas reveals intimate details about himself and his own crises. It is as much a journey of self-discovery as it is one of helping his best friend along the road of recovery. Not just for animal lovers, "Miracle Man: 100 Days with Oliver" will resonate with anyone who has waded through tough times and somehow made it to the other side.

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Review: Miracle Man: 100 Days with Oliver: An Incredible Odyssey of Recovery and Love Shared at Opposite Ends of the Leash

User Review  - Lindsay - Goodreads

As a dog lover and owner of a former dog who suffered some of the same fates as Ollie, I expected to love this book. For some reason, I just couldn't get into it. I felt like the author spent too many pages talking about himself and not enough about Ollie. The whole book was very redundant to me. Read full review


Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen

Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Nineteen
Chapter Twenty

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About the author (2011)

Miracle Man: 100 Days with Oliver is the tenth book authored by Robert B. Haas. Following a highly successful investment career, Haas chose to reinvent himself as an artist, ultimately becoming one of the world's most renowned aerial photographers. The author has published a series of photographic books on African wildlife and four collections of aerial photography distributed by National Geographic: the best-selling "Through the Eyes of the Gods: An Aerial Vision of Africa" (2005), "Through the Eyes of the Condor: An Aerial Vision of Latin America" (2007), "I Dreamed of Flying Like a Bird" (2010), and "Through the Eyes of the Vikings: An Aerial Vision of Arctic Lands" (2010). Haas's photographs have appeared in major exhibits throughout the world, and his work has been featured on "ABC News Nature's Edge", "CBS News Sunday Morning" and CNN and in National Geographic magazine, Time magazine, Forbes Life, and numerous other publications. A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School, Haas has lectured frequently at both universities. He lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife and six dogs. His three grown daughters have often accompanied him on his photographic travels.

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