• by Ernest Shackleton
  • Narrated by Steven Crossley
  • 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As war clouds darkened over Europe in 1914, a party led by Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to make the first crossing of the entire Antarctic continent via the Pole. But their initial optimism was short-lived as ice floes closed around their ship, gradually crushing it and marooning twenty-eight men on the polar ice. Alone in the world's most unforgiving environment, Shackleton and his team began a brutal quest for survival. And as the story of their journey across treacherous seas and a wilderness of glaciers and snow fields unfolds, the scale of their courage and heroism becomes movingly clear.


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This is a must read.

If there were 10 books that one must read during their lifetime this is one. Leadership, courage and a level head with extraordinary leadership. Anyone who leads whether in business or a family can learn from Shackleton's way.
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- Charles


Man's eternal drive to explore and understand the nature of his planetary space ship has never been more eloquently told. Shackleton's genius extends beyond the scientific. Nowhere do you find demonstrated the art of leadership than in the life story of Sir Earnest. A inspiring and rewarding read. LaMar M. Fox, M.D.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-23-2011
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio