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A sense of the world : how a blind man became history's greatest traveler

Author: Jason Roberts; John Curless; Recorded Books, Inc.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Biography : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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He was known simply as the "Blind Traveller"--A solitary, sightless adventurer who, astonishingly, fought the slave trade in Africa, survived a frozen captivity in Siberia, hunted rogue elephants in Ceylon and helped chart the Australian outback. James Holman (1786-1857) became "one of the greatest wonders of the world he so sagaciously explored": in his day a celebrity, a bestselling author, but one who outlived  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Downloadable audio books
Biography
Named Person: James Holman; James Holman
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Roberts; John Curless; Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781435602199 1435602196
OCLC Number: 173320092
Notes: Audio file.
Title from image of audio cassette container on Web page (viewed Sep. 26, 2007).
Previously released on audio cassette, 2007.
Performer(s): Narrated by John Curless.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file (13.5 hr.))
Responsibility: Jason Roberts.

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He was known simply as the "Blind Traveller"--A solitary, sightless adventurer who, astonishingly, fought the slave trade in Africa, survived a frozen captivity in Siberia, hunted rogue elephants in Ceylon and helped chart the Australian outback. James Holman (1786-1857) became "one of the greatest wonders of the world he so sagaciously explored": in his day a celebrity, a bestselling author, but one who outlived his fame and died in obscurity.

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