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A Sense of the World

How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler

A Sense of the World( )
Author: Roberts, Jason
ISBN:978-0-00-716106-5
Publication Date:May 2006
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $26.95
Book Description:

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) became "one of the greatest wonders of the world he so sagaciously explored," triumphing not only over blindness but crippling pain, poverty, and the interference of well-meaning authorities (his greatest feat, a...
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Book Details
Pages:400
Detailed Subjects: Travel / General
Travel / Essays & Travelogues
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1.25 Inches
Book Weight:1.34 Pounds



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