By Jacques Lusseyran
This is a memoir written years after World War II by a man who, as a 16-year-old boy, started a Resistance group made up mainly of teenagers in Nazi-occupied Paris. That alone is incredible, but he was also blind. He was particularly valuable to the movement because he could almost always tell when people were lying. He couldn't see, but he felt "light" coming from people. I find it amazing that he turned his blindness into an enlightening experience.
Why he chose it:
A lot of people don't know about this memoir, and it gives such a unique perspective on one of the most dramatic periods of human history. Also, Lusseyran had a very clear moral compass; he risked his life for the benefit of other people.
"I don't believe in God. I believe in G-O-W"