BY DEAD RECKONING
Journeys on a Road Less Travelled
By William H. Ellis
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This narrative spans seventy years of my life.
The journey begins with my family in Africa, growing up in Canada, joining the Canadian Army then leaving a promising military career to return to university to follow my calling, my life’s passion as a civil and agricultural engineer and hydrologist serving the least of our brethren.
It chronicles a road less traveled—where I went, what I experienced, what I learned, what I missed, what I left behind…what I witnessed in a journey that took me to developing countries around the world.
My calling often meant taking risks for the sake of others, pushing the limits, and living on the edge—not intentionally but simply because it came with the territory.
William H. Ellis
What this book means to me and how my story can be an example of what it is possible to do in your life.
A little about my extraordinary sister and how our closeness shaped my life.
I speak about where I was born and what my mother and father were doing in Northern Rhodesia.