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The Explorers

A Story Of Fearless Outcasts, Blundering Geniuses, And Impossible Success

By Martin Dugard

Unlock your inner explorer in this riveting account of one of history’s greatest adventures—and a study of the seven character traits all great explorers share.

In 1856, two intrepid adventurers, Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke, set off to unravel a geographical unknown: the location of the Nile River’s source. They traveled deep into a forbidding and uncharted African wilderness together before arriving at two different solutions to the mystery and parting ways as sworn enemies. The feud became an international sensation upon their return to England, and a public debate was scheduled to decide whose theory was correct. What followed was a massive spectacle with an outcome no one could have ever foreseen.

In The Explorers, New York Times bestselling author Martin Dugard tells the rich saga of the Burton and Speke expedition. To better understand their motivations and ultimate success, Dugard guides readers through the seven vital traits that Burton and Speke, as well as history’s most legendary explorers, called upon to see their impossible journeys through to the end: curiosity, hope, passion, courage, independence, self-discipline, and perseverance. In doing so, Dugard demonstrates that we are all explorers and that these traits have a most practical application in everyday life.

Within some of us beats the heart of a mountain climber; within others, that of a budding entrepreneur. Just like the explorers, life will present us with great unknowns: the diagnosis of cancer, the call to help a troubled friend, the need to move forward after great tragedy. As professionals we will attempt to chart paths that have never been mapped. And however modest our lives may appear on the outside, there will be times requiring the same deep moral decisions and complex tactical judgments explorers faced in strange lands, thousands of miles from home.

The Explorers is a book about courage and survival. It is also a book about stepping into the darkness with confidence and grace, aware on some profound level—as were Burton and Speke—that the Promised Land we are searching for is not some lost corner of the world, but a place within ourselves.

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2014

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Format: Book
Author: Dugard, Martin
Summary: In The Explorers, New York Times bestselling author Martin Dugard shares the rich saga of the Burton and Speke expedition. To better understand their motivations and ultimate success, Dugard guides readers through the seven vital traits that Burton and Speke, as well as many of history's legendary explorers, called upon to see their impossible journeys through to the end: curiosity, hope, passion, courage, independence, self-discipline, and perseverance. In doing so, Dugard demonstrates that we are all explorers, and that these traits have a most practical application in everyday life.
Title: The explorers : a story of fearless outcasts, blundering geniuses, and impossible success / Martin Dugard.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Subject: Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. Speke, John Hanning, 1827-1864. Explorers -- Biography.
Isbn: 9781451677577 (hardback) 145167757X (hardback)
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Format: Book
Author: Dugard, Martin.
Summary: In The Explorers, New York Times bestselling author Martin Dugard shares the rich saga of the Burton and Speke expedition. To better understand their motivations and ultimate success, Dugard guides readers through the seven vital traits that Burton and Speke, as well as many of history's legendary explorers, called upon to see their impossible journeys through to the end: curiosity, hope, passion, courage, independence, self-discipline, and perseverance. In doing so, Dugard demonstrates that we are all explorers, and that these traits have a most practical application in everyday life.
Title: The explorers : a story of fearless outcasts, blundering geniuses, and impossible success / Martin Dugard.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Description: x, 291 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890.
Subjects: Speke, John Hanning, 1827-1864.
Subjects: Explorers -- Biography.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: The Seven -- Curiosity -- Hope -- Passion -- Courage -- Independence -- Self-discipline -- Perseverance.
LCCN: 2013040158
ISBN: 9781451677577 (hardback)
ISBN: 145167757X (hardback)
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Call Number: 910.922 Dug