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A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler (P.S.)

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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. 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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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.

About the Author

Jason Roberts is the inaugural winner of the Van Zorn Prize for emerging writers (sponsored by Michael Chabon) and a contributor to the Village Voice, McSweeney's, The Believer, and other publications. He lives in Northern California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780007161263
Subtitle:
How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler
Author:
Roberts, Jason
Author:
A Circuit of the World
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Holman, James
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20070529
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3125 in 9.52 oz

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"Synopsis" by , 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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