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Book Discussion: “A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History’s Greatest Traveler”

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Vision Forward Association
Address: 912 N. Hawley Road, Milwaukee WI

Audience: For adults with vision loss


We will discuss this biography of Englishman James Holman (1786-1857), who was blinded at age twenty-five after serving in the Napoleonic wars, and how he then achieved fame as a world traveler. Quoting from Holman’s memoirs, the biography describes how he fought slavery in Africa, survived captivity in Siberia, charted the Australian outback, and published three books. This book is available through the Talking Book and Braille Library (Book number DB62703).

Cost: Free

For more information, contact: Max Presgraves, Receptionist, 414-615-0100 or

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