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Triumph Over Darkness: The Life of Louis Braille

Lennard Bickel

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ISBN 10: 0708920047 / ISBN 13: 9780708920046
Published by Ulverscroft Large Print, 1989
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Title: Triumph Over Darkness: The Life of Louis ...

Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print

Publication Date: 1989

Book Condition:Good

Edition: Largeprint.

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At the age of three Louis Braille accidentally blinded himself. Thirteen years later he created a code of raised dots punched through sheets of paper and fashioned an alphabet that opened the world of learning for the blind.

About the Author:

Lennard Bickel (1913-2002) was a science writer for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in the 1960s. He was the only Australian journalist invited to witness the 1969 Apollo II moon landing from the launch site. In 1970, Bickel was awarded a Commonwealth Literary Fellowship in order to write Rise Up To Life, a biography of Howard Florey, who pioneered the development of penicillin. He subsequently wrote a number of other books that highlight remarkable human achievement: little-known epics of triumph over diversity, including This Accursed Land (1977), about Douglas Mawson's struggle to stay alive in the Antarctic, andTriumph Over Darkness: The Life of Louis Braille (1988). In 1974 he was made a Knight of the Order of Mark Twain for his biography of Norman Borlaug, the Nobel-winning humanitarian scientist.

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