The author -- a Seabec -- was blinded when his ship wasstruck off Iwo Jima. This is his personal story of a progress through hospital adventures and misadventures -- lighted by a spirit of exploration in preparing himself, psychologically, physically, for a life of blindness. Much of the factual content is familiar to those who read Kendrick's Lights Out (Morrow, 1945 -- see report P.379-9/1/45)....This gives a personal- not fictional -- background, first of hospital ship, then successive navy hospitals, -- Pearl Harbor, San Francisco, Philadelphia; then orientation courses and Seeing Eye center training. Fascinating material, challenging to the sighted as expression of a sound philosophy towards one of the most dreaded of casualties, of right approach on the part of the public and so on. Full of human interest anecdotes, lively, readable, in spite of a certain naivete and amateurishness of style.