Out of Their Darkness

By: Niemann, Robert L.

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[book is flawless, tight and unread; jacket has a mild vertical scratch (almost unnoticeable unless the light reflects off it) running up the middle of both the front and rear panel, also a tiny pockmark in the middle of the front panel (also just about invisible except at a certain angle)]. (B&W photographs) "In 1961, while completing a two-year assignment in Japan as a writer for the U.S. Army Broadcasting and Visual Activity (psychological warfare), [the author] initiated a humanitarian campaign to restore the sight of needlessly blind Japanese children. In the final five months of his tour of duty, his group sponsored 315 sightless persons for medical treatment. At that time there were no eye banks in Japan for corneal transplants. Through his endeavors, a foundation was created to offer sight to those who were correctably blind, and a drive was started to establish nationwide eye banks. Through the programs [the author] helped bring about twenty-five years ago, more than 18,000 previously blind persons now see. / This is a true story based on [his family's] experience. Their motivation sprang from the personal strife the family encountered durings its two years in Tokyo... In particular, the initial anti-Americanism and resistance to Niemann's campaign from some school and government officials were disheartening factors as he pursued his goals... Life for this American family in the Orient was not one of stereotypic cherry blossom/shoji-door tranquility."

Title: Out of Their Darkness

Author: Niemann, Robert L.

Categories: Biography/Autobiography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Encino CA, The Koji Press: (c.1985)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj

Seller ID: 7169

Keywords: Japan Blindness Eye Surgery Humanitarians