Being an avid reader, I could not wait to start Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage. I know this post is not to be a book review but I do hope the book picks up momentum soon. I fould the beginning to move very slow and the storyline a tad confusing. None the less, I found some key parts that I highlighted while struggling to read.
Shackleton was appraently the man of motivation. From the quote on page 14, he was widely respected for his brazen leadership.
"For scientific leadership, give me Scott; for swift and efficient travel, Amundsen; but when you are in a hopeless siuation, when there seems no way out, get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton."
Besides his extreme ,daring disposition, he also had an unorthodox way of chosing newcomers for the expedition. He thought qiuck and reacted even quicker. He chose men by look and ha a keen sense of what could be.