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The Pillars of the Earth

on February 21st, 2016 by admin

The title of this post is from a novel written by Welshman Ken Follett, a writer who was unknown to me.  I was on a website that reviewed this masterful piece of historical fiction.  Follett takes us back to 12th century England, a world far removed from our own.  The story centers on a fictional […]

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Polar Exploration and The Importance of Leadership.

on December 16th, 2011 by admin

The Last Place On Earth by Roland Huntford gives us an inside look at the race to the South Pole.  Polar exploration is the product of the Industrial Revolution.  The excitement of exploring arctic regions was an incredible feat of ingenuity.  Huntford looks at two individuals who were racing to reach the South Pole, the last polar region to […]

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