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Audacious Goals, Remarkable Results: How an Explorer, an Engineer and a Statesman shaped our Modern World

By Brad Borkan and David Hirzel.

Audacious Goals, Remarkable Results, by Brad Borkan and David Hirzel

What do you do when someone tells you,

“It can’t be done”?

Here is the extraordinary story of three people — Amundsen, Brunel and Teddy Roosevelt — an explorer, an engineer and a statesman — who repeatedly proved their critics wrong. To them bullets, blizzards, fires, floods, and other setbacks were all part of a day’s work.

  • Roald Amundsen — the famed Norwegian explorer

  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel — the greatest engineer the world has ever seen

  • Teddy Roosevelt — the cowboy turned statesman

Audacious Goals, Remarkable Results reveals the outsized risks and setbacks each faced in their desire to change the world.

Diving into the triumphs that turned these everyday men into legendary champions, this book takes you up close and personal to the challenges they encountered in bringing their greatest endeavours to life, including:

· Brunel’s Great Western Railway,

· Amundsen’s quests for the Northwest Passage and the South Pole, and

· Roosevelt’s creation of US national parks.

This book reveals the compelling nature of the three men and their endeavours, and puts you in the middle of the fray – revealing the flaws in the men and their plans, as they strive against all odds to make the world better.

If you like authors like Malcolm Gladwell or Bill Bryson, you will love Borkan and Hirzel's unforgettable portrayals of the larger-than-life explorer, engineer and statesman highlighted in Audacious Goals, Remarkable Results.

Praise for this book:

"Audacious Goals Remarkable Results is shot through with what is rapidly becoming the authors’ trademark - high octane excitement in learning lessons from great people.”

Stephen Scott-Fawcett, historian.

“Deeply fascinating. I found it gripping, exhilarating and inspiring.”

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, world’s greatest living Polar explorer.


Winner: Wishing Shelf Book Awards for Non-Fiction (Bronze award)

Short-List: Chanticleer International Book Awards for Insightful Non-Fiction


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