Twelfth Angel

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"A very special story about life and love and courage."
MERLIN OLSEN, SPORTSCASTER
John Harding had a high-powered career, a loving wife, and a beautiful son. He's lost it all and has returned to his home town of Boland, New Hampshire, teetering on the brink of suicide. But an old friend asks John to manage his old Little League team, the Angels. Reluctantly, he agrees, and meets a hopeless player who bears a striking resemblance to his dead son--and through their extroardinary ...
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Overview

"A very special story about life and love and courage."
MERLIN OLSEN, SPORTSCASTER
John Harding had a high-powered career, a loving wife, and a beautiful son. He's lost it all and has returned to his home town of Boland, New Hampshire, teetering on the brink of suicide. But an old friend asks John to manage his old Little League team, the Angels. Reluctantly, he agrees, and meets a hopeless player who bears a striking resemblance to his dead son--and through their extroardinary relationship, John finds the wisdom in living that he thought had slipped beyond his grasp forever....
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From the bestselling author of The Greatest Salesman In the World comes this inspirational bestseller. Broken by the death of his wife and son, John Harding finds a special gift in managing his old Little League team and finds himself especially drawn to one little boy who resembles his late son. "One of the most touching books I have ever read."--Norman Vincent Peale.

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This foray into fiction by the bestselling inspirational and self-help author The Greatest Salesman in the World is a slim, formulaic tearjerker. The story is one of grief, courage and emotional rejuvenation. In his early 40s, John Harding returns to his New Hampshire hometown as president of a large and powerful computer firm located in nearby Concord. His life seems nearly perfect until his wife and son are killed in an auto accident. Paralyzed with grief, Harding sinks into near-suicidal depression. Then a childhood friend who has been recuperating from bypass surgery convinces him to coach their old Little League team--the Angels. In this capacity Harding meets Timothy Noble, the 12th and last player to make the team. Timothy, who recites self-affirmations and carries around a ``never-give-up'' attitude, provides the ultimate inspiration for Harding. But from there on out the cliches pile up until what we get is a two-dimensional Little League version of the Lou Gehrig story. Even Mandino's devoted following may be disappointed. Doubleday Book and Music Clubs, Crossings Book Club and Literary Guild selection. May
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780449911501
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 164
  • Sales rank: 211,402
  • Product dimensions: 5.47 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.48 (d)

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  • Posted June 9, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Want an inspiring story, try this one!!!!!

    The story of this boy is phenomenal. He treats everyday like its his last. Him and the coach make a perfect pair of friends. Og Mandino has a passion for getting the readers attention!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2003

    Make your own decision

    If I had listened to the professional critics who said I may be dissappointed with this book, I would have not read what has become one of my favorite Mandino treasures. At this time, I have no idea where my original 6 copies that I bought and handed out are any more. All I know is that everyone who I have given this book to, thank me and then ask if it's o.k. to lend it to someone. By far, a MUST read with a roll of paper towels beside you. Thanks OG!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2002

    A Dramatic Book

    The book gave me the meaning of life. And I wish all readers to enjoy as much as I did.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2009

    Very touching story

    We should all be reading this book to remind ourselves how important it is to reach out and help others. This is a very touching story that pulls at your heart strings. Quick and easy read. Great for when you want to just get away and dive into a good book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2005

    Critics can be very wrong

    This book was definitly in keeping with the other mandino books that I have read. I would definitely recomend this book to anyone because of the message that is at the heart of the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2002

    THE GREATEST BOOK EVER!

    I HAVE GIVING THIS BOOK TO APPROM 15 PEOPLE AND EVERY ONE HAS PASSED IT ON TO SOMEONE THEY LOVE! PLEASE IF THERE IS ONE BOOK YOU READ IN YOUR LIFETIME,THIS IS THE ONE! P.S IF YOU BUY THIS BOOK AND DON'T LIKE IT YOU CAN E-MAIL ME AND I'LL BUY IT FROM YOU TS39@MSN.COM

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2001

    A Real Tearjerker

    This is the first self-help/inspirational novels i have ever read. My mother picked it up when she was working and since reading it, I've been hooked on Mandino. Great author and all his stories just makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2001

    READ THIS!

    This is a sure fire book which captures the heart of any little league fan!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2000

    BEST BOOK EVER!!!! CAN TOTALLY CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!!!

    This is the best book I have ever read!! It really hits you in the heart!!! Makes you open your eyes and appreciate life and other things we all take for granted.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2000

    Must Read ' Best Book Ever'

    This book has some amasing wounders and understanding of the real world and can make one who thinks it is time to give up a reason to want to fight and just shows things can have a good ending in many way. it made me cry but than made me realise that life is a challenge and how one looks at the world isnt so diffrent then anothers. Also that one should always try and always believe that what they know others can do they can do also . If you read it you will see nothing is impossible!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 11, 2012

    Have no idea

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2000

    Truly Inspirational!

    This is one of the most inspiring stories I have ever read! Full of courage, love and never giving up! A must read! Thank you, Mr. Mandino!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2000

    Lasting Impression!!

    It has been a few years since I have read this. I believe this book has impacted me just about more than any book can impact a reader. The lesson to be learned here......well, you'll have to read it and find out!! Get a copy of The Twelth Angel today! Oh, and don't forget a box of kleenex!!! Nobody warned me.

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