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

Author: Jason Roberts
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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He was known simply as the Blind Traveler - 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) ... triumphed not only over blindness but crippling pain, poverty, and the interference of well-meaning authorities (his greatest feat, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: James Holman
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Roberts
OCLC Number: 80019514
Notes: Originally published: New York : HarperCollins, c2006. 1st ed.
Description: Sound disc : digital, mono, ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: World and its multiplying delights --
I see things better with my feet --
Child in the compass --
Scarcely worth drowning --
Very height of expectation --
Nor sun nor moon --
Seven gentlemen --
Smattering of physic --
Whimsical invalid --
Experimental citizen --
Circuit of the world --
True sentiments and powers --
Sleeping land --
Salvo upon all defects --
White man's grave --
My dangerous and novel course --
Assuming a more alarming character --
Arrival of an English traveler --
Pleasure of his intimacy --
Raise the soul to flame.
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He was known simply as the Blind Traveler - 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) ... triumphed not only over blindness but crippling pain, poverty, and the interference of well-meaning authorities (his greatest feat, a circumnavigation of the globe, had to be launched in secret). -Dust jacket.

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