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- DescriptionSome people prefer to read vels but I've always enjoyed biographies. It seems to me that eugh things happen in real life that are amazing, and stir the imagination sufficiently to inspire. My son Pete and I read the classic accounts of famous adventurers together; Shackleton, Shipton, Tilman, Herzog, Slocum, Cherry-Garrard, Lindbergh and Mawson. Some were written shortly after the particular events occurred, many of them were written years later. The ones that we particularly enjoyed showed incredible personal courage through epic hardship, close calls and frequently one man against the elements. I think Peter learned a tremendous amount from these books and they had a way of inspiring him to try new things, think big thoughts and they prepared his mind for action. I can imagine him thinking to himself I can do that. It was an unusual education but then Pete was an unusual guy. If this book inspires others to be a little more prepared, adventurous and resilient, especially during severe hardship, then Peter may have contributed to that collective experience. Second, I have in the back of my mind the young people who meet annually in Gunnison Colorado where Peter went to school. This rendezvous, The Peter Terbush Outdoor Leadership Summit, at Western State Colorado University, has a special meaning for me as the story of Peter continues to unfold through the lives of others. I look forward to being with them each year and to share some of these stories. This book is specifically written for the Summit students as they learn to be servant leaders and mountain guides in the high Rocky Mountains. I hope they get a taste of what it was like to be Peter from this short book. This is also a love story; about a father's love for his son; about discovery, growing up together, love of the outdoors and adventure and a love of God our creator. Pete soaked in these things like a sponge. I also believe he was given help as he walked through dangerous circumstances and dangerous places, similar to the 23rd Psalm, and did t fear evil. His courage was based on more than his own strength. As I grow older I realize that we are surrounded by heroes; people like my father and mother, people of awesome character, of courage, self-sacrificing people whose life experiences have made them wiser, more caring, and better able to anticipate the future. I have had the good fortune to meet a number of these people, be mentored by a few and learn a couple of life-lessons along the way. I tried to pass these good things along to my son. This book could have been written years ago but w, a decade or so after the events, I feel compelled to do so, before the memory of the events fade and the persons who were actually involved move on. I had always thought that writing a book about Pete would be difficult, but perhaps t for the reasons you imagine. Like most n-authors, I was too busy to write a book and could t fit it in to the schedule. Fortunately, almost by accident, I was given some time to reflect and accomplish the task. I also believed it would be too difficult to resurrect a lot of old memories. However, it turned out to be a gift and a real healing experience. Finally, I had friends who actually knew something about writing a short book and they were invaluable in continuing to send encouragement my way. I only hope that you can enjoy these musings and perhaps find inspiration and joy through the life of one who lived well.
- Author BiographyAbout the author; Jim Terbush is a Salty ol' Sailor with almost 30 years of Service in the US Navy. He and his bride Leigh have lived in six different countries and visited more than 80. In 2000 he and Leigh sailed from Capetown South Africa to Buenos Aires, Argentina in their 40 ft. sailboat, the Blue Peter. Jim has a love of wild places and has worked in both the Arctic and Antarctica, serving as Ship's Doctor. He is a member of the James Caird Society (Shackleton) and has spoken to many groups about Resilience and Servant Leadership principles. Jim and Leigh live in Manitou Springs Colorado where they enjoy the mountains and look forward to growing old and wrinkled, together. Through the Valley of the Shadow is Jim's first book. .
- Author(s)Jim Terbush
- PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Date of Publication10/12/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBiography: General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight159 g
- Width127 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine8 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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