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Ernest Shackleton: A Life from Beginning to End (Biographies of Explorers) Kindle Edition
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Ernest Shackleton was not just a great explorer—he was also a great commander. When the chips were down, he could always be depended upon to put others ahead of himself. Shackleton knew how to push the limits until he was able to exceed well above even the most generous of expectations that had been laid out for him. Yet time and time again, he also proved to be a compassionate leader who made sure that he never left a single man behind on his expeditions. This compassionate concern for those under his charge was brilliantly evidenced in his famous journey to the Antarctic on the ship prophetically named the Endurance. The mission’s main objective would prove to be a failure, but what Shackleton achieved in terms of common humanity was stunning all the same.
In this book, you will find presented in full the life, the legend, and the enduring spirit of one of the greatest adventurers this world has ever known—Sir Ernest Shackleton.
Discover a plethora of topics such as
- Early Life in Ireland
- Denied His Love
- First Expedition to Antarctica
- A Race against Death
- Business Ventures and Political Aspirations
- Shipwrecked on an Ice Floe
- And much more!
- ASIN : B08BTNZNQC
- Publication date : June 24, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 278 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 48 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #225,098 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The author builds Shackleton up as heroic, and one cannot deny the man's pluck, bravery, courage and perseverance ... however: he does not seem to have succeeded in anything at all he set out to achieve.
The book encompasses Shackleton's life - but he does not really come off as particularly successful.
As one of his contemporaries said: "Scott for scientific method, Amundsen for speed and efficiency but when disaster strikes and all hope is gone, get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton".
A Norwegian expedition was the first to reach the South Pole, but Shackleton still wanted to achieve his goal. On the third expedition, his health failed and he died.