Friday, December 2, 2011

We Can All Learn A Bit From Shackleton

We Can All Learn A Bit From Shackleton.
I just finished reading Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing.  Usually I find non-fiction kind of dull.  But man, this was different.  So different that I had to write about it, because Shackleton’s story is one that all of us wanderers can relate to and learn from, on some level at least.  And so, without further ado, welcome to the first edition of the LanguageCorps Book Club!
Heralded as one of the great adventure tales of our time, Endurance is the story of a strange little fella named Ernest Shackleton, and his quest to become the first man to cross the Antarctic continent by foot.  His ship, “Endurance” becomes lodged in impassable ice, eventually sinking and forcing the crew to abandon ship.  What follows is an incredible story of leadership, willpower, and ultimately, survival...

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