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Chapter 18 "Great Company"

Those of us who have lost an eye are in good company. The this final chapter of his book, Mr. Brady provides an impressive list of successful figures having a "singular view:" Theodore Roosevelt, Moshe Dayan, Ian Smith, Morris K. Udall, Sammy Davis Jr., John Ford, Peter Falk, Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas, John Milton, Julius Axelrod, Gugliuelmo Marconi, Wiley Post, Pierce Holt, Elizabeth Blackwell, Hannibal, and Horratio Nelson. About Nelson, he writes:

[Neslon was] The greatest of British naval heroes, whose victory at Trafalgar occurred more than 10 years after he lost his right eye in the battle off Corsica.

Nelson even used his blind eye to advantage in the historic Battle of Copenhagen in 1801. His superior, Sir Hyde Parker, had signaled him to halt his attack on a Danish ship against what Parker considered very dubious odds. Nelson placed a telescope against his blind eye, and after a careful 'look', told his aide, "I do not see the signal." He then proceeded with the attack, which was soon to become a major chapter in Britain's proud naval history. Thus Nelson used his handicap to turn a potential defeat into a resounding victory.Go, and do thou likewise.(pg. 131)


A Singular ViewTable of Contents

(Click on chapter title to see excerpt)

Chapter 1 Unhappy Landings
Chapter 2 Awkward Takeoff
Chapter 3 Jolts of Reality
Chapter 4 Flying High
Chapter 5 How About You?
Chapter 6 Seeing in 3-D
Chapter 7 What's Changed
Chapter 8 Getting Back to 3-D
Chapter 9 Pitfalls and Booby Traps
Chapter 10 In the Driver's Seat
Chapter 11 The Active Life
Chapter 12 Gimmicks and Gadgets--Let Technology Help
Chapter 13 Keeping the Good Eye Good
Chapter 14 Seeing to Your Looks
Chapter 15 Driver and Pilot Licensing Standards
Chapter 16 For Parents Only
Chapter 17 Senior Class
Chapter 18 Great Company