THE WORLD AT MY FINGER TIPS by Karsten Ohnstead

THE WORLD AT MY FINGER TIPS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This seems to us to appeal almost solely to those interested in the problems of the blind; not necessarily to the blind themselves, for they might well be bored with the minute details of his struggles to adjust himself to a dark world... The personal story of a youth (he is still under thirty) who became blind at the age of 16; of his record of determination to make himself independent of his family and society in general; of his years in a school for the blind, then college, then his return to the school as assistant librarian. One of the most interesting sections is that dealing with the intensive training in Morristown, with Flanders, his ""Seeing Eye"" dog, and the tragedy of his having to relinquish her later. But the real contribution that the book makes lies in its plea for better unddrstanding on the part of the public of the employability of the trained blind. In style the book is very immature, youthful, which will limit the interest of the general reading public.

Pub Date: May 25th, 1942
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill