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This book overturns the conventional wisdom that people who have been totally blind since birth or early childhood have no interest in or capacity to understand tactual drawings. Kennedy and his colleagues conducted a series of studies with blind children and adults in Toronto, Haiti, and Arizona, and assessed the drawings which their subjects produced. They found that blind people had a seemingly instinctive grasp of two-dimensional representation even though they had had no prior exposure to it. The book is scholarly but highly readable.
Published post-humously, this examines who came to the US, what they've contributed, and why the immigration policy should be modified. Includes a chronology of immigration.
"This is a book about that most admirable of human virtues--courage... and these are the stories of the pressures experienced by eight United States Senators and the grace with which they endured them--the risks to their careers, the unpopularity of their courses, the defamation of their characters, and sometimes, but sadly only sometimes, the vindication of their reputations and their principles." During 1954-1955, John F. Kennedy, then a U.S. Senator, chose eight of his historical colleagues to profile for their acts of astounding integrity in the face of overwhelming opposition. These heroes include John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Thomas Hart Benton, and Robert A. Taft. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1957, Profiles in Courage resounds with timeless lessons on the most cherished of virtues and is a powerful reminder of the strength of the human spirit.
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