Product Description 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. Review âEnthralling...inspiring A moving, mesmerizing biography.â (Time magazine) âAn admirable work, testament to the determination, resourcefulness, and skill of not only its subject, but also its author.â ( Boston Globe) âGives us a man who embraced wanderlust at a time when the continents and oceans were much, much bigger.â ( New York Times) âVibrant prose.â ( Washington Post) âThrough meticulous researchâ¦with intrigue and humor, Roberts brings Holman fully to life.â (Daily News) âRoberts has achieved much. His research is meticulous andâ¦a person lost to history is now rediscovered.â (Denver Rocky Mountain News) âVibrant...evok(es) with grace and wit the tale of this man once lionized as âThe Blind Traveler.â ( Publishers Weekly (starred review)) âEnthralling. A masterpiece of biography, travel writing and medical journalism.â (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) âExtraordinaryâ¦beautifully producedâ¦Roberts made his hero one for the history books.â (Buffalo News) âHolmanâs remarkable life story, coupled with Robertsâ extraordinary gifts as a storyteller, make this a fascinating read.â (Contra Costa Times) 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.