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While this book is outstanding, I have to point out that it says nothing at all about Shackleton's journey. It's about the almost equally difficult task the other half of that mission had laying supply depots on the other side of the continent. For, it turned out, an expedition which would never arrive.
One of many absolutely shocking details: the ship which they took, the Aurora, had a wireless set which they used to radio for help after a terrible winter of hardship. The expedition didn't fund the set, though. A group of ladies in Australia (where the Aurora was purchased and fitted out) discovered with just weeks to go that the plan was to set sail without one, as the expedition couldn't afford it. They took up a collection and bought a set for the ship.
On the subject of Shackleton's side of the expedition, I highly recommend his own book, "South". The modern retelling, "Endurance" also has stellar reviews.
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When Genius Failed - A narrative of the spectacular fall of Long Term Capital Management, a hedge fund which had on its board both Myron Scholes AND Robert Merton (you will recall them from MFE)
Black Swan/ Antifragility- A former quant discusses the nature of risk in these controversial and philosophical books. Some parts of this book are actually called out and shamed in McDonald's Derivative Markets, one or the both of them are worth reading
Godel, Escher, Bach- Very dense look into recursive patterns in mathematics and the arts. While not actuarial, it's obviously very mathematical, a must read.
Endurance- This was recommended to me by a pure mathematics professor. Again, not actuarial, but more about the nature of perseverance though problem solving(sound familiar). It's about Shakleton's famous voyage to the south pole.
Btw this is the ad for one what would become the Endurance. One of the greatest voyages ever.
book is a great read.
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage https://www.amazon.com/dp/0465062881/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Ojl3AbQFEHQVT
This was an excellent read about this voyage
Also: Endurance if you want something that ends a bit less bleakly.
Not a book about prepping per se, but a book about survival in the most brutal of conditions.
Such a fantastic account of persistence and the will to survive.
I'm reading a book about the Endurance right now! I'm about halfway through and so far it's very exciting. Give it a read if you haven't!
I extremely recommend reading this book:
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
It is #1 on my favorite books ever read. Following the story of Ernest Shackleton and his crew. Which Henry Worsley was trying to replicate. It's amazing due to the incredible documentation of the journey, from the journals kept and even photographs.
Gents, do yourself a favor and read the book Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage. It's probably my favorite book. That guy is a bad A.
The book Endurance about their 1914 expedition is an amazing read.
Here... I really enjoyed it.
Endurance by Alfred Lansing. The Shackelton Antarctic Expedition of 1915 became trapped in the ice hundreds of miles from shore, and the ship was slowly crushed over a period of days by the shifting ice. The men were able to get all their supplies safely off the ship, but then they were trapped on the pack ice. There was no sense in trying to make it to shore, because there was nothing there. There was no possibility of rescue, because it was 1915.
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Endurance by Alfred Lansing (True Story)
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Captains Courageous (Just a Film Classic)
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Hope this helps.
This is a very late response, but before.
The ship was originally named the Polaris when t was completed. Shackleton renamed it the Endurance to be in line with his family's motto: "Fortitudine vincimus," or "By endurance we conquer."
Here's a photograph taken by Frank Hurley, their official photographer. This was taken between the crush that forced them to abandon ship and the eventual sinking, a span of a little less than a month. You can see Endurance on the back of the ship.
And an obligatory "you have to read Lansing's Endurance." It was re-released in a 100th anniversary edition last year.
If you dont already have great memento of your grandfather you might consider this to be it. If you want to read a really amazing book about a bunch of badasses and one of these in use read Shackleton's Incredible Voyage Amazing book!