To Race the Wind Author:Harold Krents Almost completely blind and totally so by his eighth year, Krents is the product of a family that from the beginning refused to relegate him to the world of the blind. Harold himself, at the age of nine, decided to stay on the course his extraordinary parents had charted. The organization and logistics of the voyage were staggering. His coura... more »ge and determination were constantly assaulted by loneliness, humiliation, fears, frustrations, the conscious cruelties of other chidlren, as well as the unconscious ones of adults. He became president of the student body of Scarsdale High School, a cum laude graduate of Harvard College, and a graduate of Harvard Law School, as well as a member of the Bar in New York. He is currently at Oxford on a special scholarship. Along the way, he played a lot of football-his friends dubbed him Cannonball Krents-he wrote the music and lyrics to various songs, and he fell in love with a lovely sighted girl, Kit, who is now his wife.
A funny, touching, inspiring story of a young man who happens to be blind.« less