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


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He was known simply as the Blind Traveler. A solitary, sightless adventurer, James Holman (1786-1857) fought the slave trade in Africa, survived a frozen captivity in Siberia, hunted rogue elephants in Ceylon, helped chart the Australian outback--and, astonishingly, circumnavigated the globe, becoming one of the greatest wonders of the world he so sagaciously explored.  Read more...


 
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Overview

He was known simply as the Blind Traveler. A solitary, sightless adventurer, James Holman (1786-1857) fought the slave trade in Africa, survived a frozen captivity in Siberia, hunted rogue elephants in Ceylon, helped chart the Australian outback--and, astonishingly, circumnavigated the globe, becoming one of the greatest wonders of the world he so sagaciously explored. A Sense of the World is a spellbinding and moving rediscovery of one of history's most epic lives--a story to awaken our own senses of awe and wonder.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780007161263
  • ISBN-10: 0007161263
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Publish Date: June 2007
  • Page Count: 379
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 1.07 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.82 pounds

Series: P.S.

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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Adventurers & Explorers
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Historical

 
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