Alfred Lansing ★★★★★
Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

Probably the best book I’ve read in a long, long time.

The story of Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition is incredible in itself, and this book takes it further with its simple but gripping style.

It’s not just about expeditions and endurance - it’s about camaraderie and leadership too.

I could not put it down and cannot recommend it enough.

The two-part BBC series called Shackleton (two movies really) is also well worth watching.