Unforeseen: The First Blind Rhodes Scholar cover
Unforeseen: The First Blind Rhodes Scholar
by James J. Barnes (Jim) '54
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2017; 312 pp.
Genre: Non-fiction
Category: Autobiography, Memoir
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Being blind influenced my life in many ways. It both narrowed my focus and broadened my horizons. Becoming a Rhodes Scholar was a stunning surprise and a continual reminder that I needed to discover a special niche for whatever contributions I might eventually make to what Rhodes described as 'Fighting the World's Fights.'
I have always been interested in learning about people's backgrounds: how they were affected by where they were born, their parents, the schooling that they had, their goals, and how their lives developed. When I retired from teaching at Wabash, I decided to turn the tables and focus on my own story, hence this memoir.