By Jason Roberts
He used to be recognized easily because the Blind vacationer -- a solitary, sightless adventurer who, astonishingly, fought the slave exchange 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 area he so sagaciously explored," prevailing not just over blindness yet crippling discomfort, poverty, and the interference of well-meaning specialists (his maximum feat, a circumnavigation of the globe, needed to be introduced in secret). as soon as a star, a bestselling writer, and an idea to Charles Darwin and Sir Richard Francis Burton, the charismatic, witty Holman outlived his repute, loss of life in an obscurity that has persisted -- until eventually now.
A feel 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 bright sensory realm, then sweeps us away on a unprecedented trip around the identified global throughout the Age of Exploration. wealthy with suspense, humor, overseas intrigue, and unforgettable characters, it is a tale to evoke our personal senses of awe and wonder.
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