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Gates of Fire

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At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army. Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history--one that would not end until the rocks were awash with blood, leaving only one gravely injured Spartan squire to tell the tale....

Gates of Fire

by Steven Pressfield
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The Book
At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army. Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history--one that would not end until the rocks were awash with blood, leaving only one gravely injured Spartan squire to tell the tale....
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What Chris 'Blane' Rowat says

I read this book every year and it never gets old. A perfect ‘get your shit together’ .

Endurance

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The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas. This scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip.

Endurance

by Alfred Lansing
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The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas. This scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip.
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What Tony Hawk says

Endurance is about a ship’s crew’s fight to survive under the worst conditions imaginable. This book is a lesson in what human beings are capable of; it shows that when things are at their worst, you always have to keep going, you have to keep trying.

Elon Musk

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South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. The personal tale of Musk's life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story. He is the Steve Jobs of the present and the future, and for the past twelve months, he has been shadowed by tech reporter, Ashlee Vance. to create an important, exciting and intelligent account of this extraordinary tech leader.

Elon Musk

by Ashlee Vance
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The Book
South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. The personal tale of Musk's life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story. He is the Steve Jobs of the present and the future, and for the past twelve months, he has been shadowed by tech reporter, Ashlee Vance. to create an important, exciting and intelligent account of this extraordinary tech leader.
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What Garry Kasparov says

With some of American tech’s most myopic companies raking in record profits, it’s remarkable that Elon Musk has moved so boldly into electric cars, rockets and clean energy—and doubly remarkable how well he is succeeding in dragging a risk-averse culture with him. Ashlee Vance’s biography of the man is an enjoyable look at how Mr. Musk epitomizes what my mother always told me: If you want the world to change, you’d better do it yourself