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Triumph Over Darkness

Life of Louis Braille. A Susan Haynes book

By (author) Lennard Bickel
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, Sydney, Australia
Published: 1st Aug 1988
Dimensions: w 150mm h 230mm
Weight: 548g
ISBN-10: 0043202128
ISBN-13: 9780043202128
Barcode No: 9780043202128
This book describes the life of Louis Braille who, blinded accidentally as a young boy, was sent to an institution in Paris where he devoted his life to developing the finger system for reading now used by the blind all over the world. He died at the age of 43, unknown and unhonoured. The author tells of the trials and torments Braille suffered in his attempts to perfect the system and to get it accepted. Lennard Bickel has also written "This Accursed Land", "The Deadly Element", "Shackleton's Forgotten Argonauts", "Rise Up to Life", "Facing Starvation" and "The Southern Universe".

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