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A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler

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In an era when the blind were routinely warehoused in asylums, James Holman was studying medicine, fighting the slave trade in Africa, hunting rogue ... Show synopsis

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an uplifting read

by aries on Feb 10, 2011

The extensive research and background make this amazing story creditable and is excellently written. It is a magnificent example of the potential of the human spirit.

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An Inspiration!

by JustRead on Apr 23, 2007

If ever there was a travel book to inspire, this is it. How a blind man -- especially of that time period -- could achieve the scope of this man's travels is awe-inspiring. The book is definitely recommended, but be aware that it is not a contemporary travel story, but rather details the story of travel in an earlier era. I found it to be a slow read at times, but overall an amazing account.

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