The Resource Crashing through : the extraordinary true story of the man who dared to see, Robert Kurson

Crashing through : the extraordinary true story of the man who dared to see, Robert Kurson

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Crashing through : the extraordinary true story of the man who dared to see
Title
Crashing through
Title remainder
the extraordinary true story of the man who dared to see
Statement of responsibility
Robert Kurson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Writer Kurson tells the true story of one man's heroic odyssey from blindness into sight. Blinded at age three, Mike May defied expectations by breaking world records in downhill speed skiing, joining the CIA, and becoming a successful inventor, entrepreneur, and family man. He had never yearned for vision. Then, in 1999, a chance encounter: a revolutionary stem cell transplant surgery could restore May's vision. He began to contemplate an astonishing new world. Would music still sound the same? Would sex be different? Would he still be Mike May? The procedure was filled with risks. Even if it worked, fewer than twenty cases were known worldwide in which a person gained vision after a lifetime of blindness, and each of them suffered desperate consequences. There were countless reasons for May to pass. He could think of only a single reason to go forward: he knew it would change his life
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kurson, Robert
Dewey number
362.41
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • May, Mike
  • Blind
  • Eye
  • Blind
Label
Crashing through : the extraordinary true story of the man who dared to see, Robert Kurson
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Random House trade pbk. ed.
Extent
308 p.
Isbn
9780812973686
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007003092
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)229432638
  • (OCoLC)ocn229432638
Label
Crashing through : the extraordinary true story of the man who dared to see, Robert Kurson
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Random House trade pbk. ed.
Extent
308 p.
Isbn
9780812973686
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007003092
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)229432638
  • (OCoLC)ocn229432638

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