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The best true adventure saga with lessons about life and leadership
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 22, 2019
This is, without a doubt, the single best non-fiction chronicle demonstrating perseverance, courage and leadership of all time!
The magnitude of adversity encountered by the crew is only captured in this illustrated version of the story. Most of photographer Hurley's glass plates had to be destroyed but those that remain are sufficient documentation of the incredible unwavering leadership of Shackleton which enabled crew members to endure overwhelming hardships and accomplish seemingly impossible tasks. All the important lessons in life are contained within its pages and that any of the participants, let alone all of them, survived is the miracle.
I scour used book stores and eBay so I always have at least three copies on hand to give to various nursing home residents, VA hospital residents and teenagers so they get to experience both the true adventure as well as the leadership examples exhibited in the book. And the responses of the recipients keep me purchasing (usually for less than $7 each) more to distribute.
An incredible true life tale with lessons for all of us.