Look Back to Get Ahead: Life Lessons from History's Heroes
Follows the author's endeavor to ascend the daunting K-2 mountain and his daring rescue of his companion, who suffered a collapsed lung and had to be carried back down the mountain by the author to safety, in a personal account that reveals what can be learned through the actions of such figures as Alexander the Great, William the Conqueror, and Elizabeth I. 10,000 first printing.
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