By Jason Roberts
He used to be identified easily because the Blind vacationer -- a solitary, sightless adventurer who, astonishingly, fought the slave alternate in Af-rica, survived a frozen captivity in Siberia, hunted rogue elephants in Ceylon, and helped chart the Australian outback. James Holman (1786-1857) grew to become "one of the best wonders of the realm he so sagaciously explored," winning not just over blindness yet crippling ache, poverty, and the interference of well-meaning professionals (his maximum feat, a circumnavigation of the globe, needed to be introduced in secret). as soon as a celeb, a bestselling writer, and an notion to Charles Darwin and Sir Richard Francis Burton, the charismatic, witty Holman outlived his popularity, demise in an obscurity that has persevered -- till now.
A experience of the World is a spellbinding and relocating rediscovery of 1 of history's such a lot epic lives. Drawing on meticulous study, Jason Roberts ushers us into the Blind Traveler's uniquely shiny sensory realm, then sweeps us away on a rare trip around the recognized global throughout the Age of Exploration. wealthy with suspense, humor, overseas intrigue, and unforgettable characters, this can be a tale to rouse our personal senses of awe and wonder.
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