Last Summer with Oscar

Last Summer with Oscar

by Jan Schwartz, PhD
Last Summer with Oscar

Last Summer with Oscar

by Jan Schwartz, PhD



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"Last Summer with Oscar," a new book written by forensic behavioral scientist Jan Schwartz, Ph.D., narrates the adventurous, true life story of a nine-year-old Golden Retriever's response to cancer. After learning the severity of Oscar's diagnosis, Jan and her husband ruled out standard treatment options such as surgery and chemotherapy for this gentle-natured golden. Instead, they chose to celebrate the life and spirit of their beloved pet each day left with him.

Then, surprisingly, Oscar began eating Slippery Elm leaves. With Oscar leading the way, Jan's curiosity about Slippery Elm leaves marks the beginning of their exploration and discovery of little-known cancer remedies. The book details the events and happenings with both scientific precision and heartfelt spiritual insights.

The goodness of the journey elicited unusual kindnesses, exceptional measures of helpfulness and perfectly timed suggestions from others. Displaying profound will and courage, a much adored Golden Retriever named Oscar reveals truths about cancer treatment that may impact veterinary science for years to come.

Ten appendices provide information regarding all of the remedies used, and these comprise the final section of the book.

This story inspires love and a true belief in the potential of humanity.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013868304
Publisher: One World Books
Publication date: 12/19/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 989 KB

About the Author

Dr. Jan Schwartz is President of Forensic Fraud Research, Inc., a non-profit not for fee investigative firm that formally incorporated in 2000 and became affiliated with the National White Collar Crime Center in 2003. It is comprised of skilled professionals as well as state and federal employees who, together, aspire to the purposes listed on the incorporating papers (website address: In 2005, the U.S. Department of Justice requested permission to videotape her presentation, "Psychology of White-Collar Criminals," for use on their Justice Television Network. Her 19 years of intelligence-gathering efforts and research while conducting semi-structured interviews with more than 250 victims, whistleblowers, alleged offenders, offenders and alleged offenders' spouses and family members, witnesses and bystanders has resulted in the identification of "The Behavioral Characteristics and Personality Traits of the White-Collar Organized Criminal and the White-Collar Organized Community."

As a forensic behavioral scientist, Dr. Schwartz has compiled data for and provided information to the HIDTA Money-Laundering Division of the FBI in Manhattan, the FBI in Washington, D.C., the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Science Foundation, the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission, the Ohio Attorney General's Office, the Ohio Governor's Office, and 19 other state departments in addition to various United States' Attorney's Offices. Writing the "Psychological Profile of a Spy (2006)" for the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security, and conducting a pilot program for the nation, "Overcoming Resistance on the Local Level (2008)" are among the details that have blended her work into the world of intelligence and homeland security.

Dr. Jan Schwartz brings to the table a wealth of experience in forensic behavioral science. She has been retained as a consultant by both public and private entities. Noted as "one of those who show high promise of significant contribution to society and progress," "Last Summer with Oscar" is her first book. Jan's fervent hope is that the information shared in Oscar's story will create new avenues of interest for research into effective treatments for dog cancer.
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