When he was a boy, he was certain that there were dangers looming in the dark of night. Little did that child know that later, while raising a family and climbing the corporate ladder, he would learn that he was becoming blind. As a man, he would think back to his childhood fears while living both day and night in darkness. Through the stories of Patton, John's Seeing Eye dog, we come to know a multifaceted life in which fear is conquered by love and faith. We also experience the incredible bond that exists between a master and his guide dog. This inspirational memoir, told with humor and compassion, follows one man's journey from light to dark and then forward into a new light. For although Patton's master cannot see with his eyes, he has learned that the human adventure can be fully experienced through the heart and the mind.
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Through The Eyes Of The General based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Mr. Hollenbach, a former Marine and CEO of a company, became gradually blind as an adult. This is his inspiring and informative story as if it is told by his Seeing Eye Dog,Patton. Each new "adventure" points out the hows and also the pitfalls. These are things I would never have realized without this book. Personal relationships with family, associates, and community are all explored. Never a dog lover, Mr. Hollenbach takes on complete responsibility for his dog and learns full dependence on an animal and complete love/friendship. *I cannot understand why the local B & N stores here in SE PA do not have this book, since Mr. Hollenbach is a local community member. In fact, this book should be prominently displayed in the retail stores.