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Crashing Through: The Extraordinary True Story of the Man Who Dared to See

by Kurson, Robert


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Mike May spent his life crashing through. Blinded at age three, he 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 brought startling news: a revolutionary stem cell transplant
surgery could restore May’s vision. It would allow him to drive, to read, to see his children’s faces. But the procedure
was filled with gambles, some of them deadly, others beyond May’s wildest dreams. Beautifully written and thrillingly
told, Crashing Through is a journey of suspense, daring, romance, and insight into the mysteries of vision and the
brain. Robert Kurson gives us a fascinating account of one man’s choice to explore what it means to see–and to truly
live.

Praise for the National Bestseller Crashing Through:

“An incredible human story [told] in gripping fashion . . . a great read.”
–Chicago Sun-Times

“Inspiring.”
–USA Today

“[An] astonishing story . . . memorably told . . . May is remarkable. . . . Don’t be surprised if your own vision mists
over now and then.”
–Chicago Tribune

“[A] moving account [of] an extraordinary character.”
–People

“Terrific . . . [a] genuinely fascinating account of the nature of human vision.”
–The Washington Post

“Kurson is a man with natural curiosity and one who can feel the excitement life has to offer. One of his great gifts is
he makes you feel it, too.”
–The Kansas City Star

“Propulsive . . . a gripping adventure story.”
–Entertainment Weekly

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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