The Shackleton Saga

The saga of Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition has been told many times. I first encountered the story some fifteen years ago when a friend—knowing my interest in survival accounts—gave me a copy of Alfred Lansing’s Endurance. I was so captivated by the story that I simply could not put it down. I knew that the account, while an engaging tale of adventure, was something more. It was a powerful metaphor that I could use to help leaders who were taking their organizations to The Edge.

A number of other excellent books on Shackleton are listed in Part Three, including Caroline Alexander’s volume with superb photographs. ...

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