Author: Alfred Lansing

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780465062881

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 9902

This harrowing tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 attempt to reach the South Pole, one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern age. In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance and set sail for Antarctica, where he planned to cross the last uncharted continent on foot. In January 1915, after battling its way through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. Thus began the legendary ordeal of Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men. For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted northwest before it was finally crushed between two ice floes. With no options left, Shackleton and a skeleton crew attempted a near-impossible journey over 850 miles of the South Atlantic's heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization. Their survival, and the survival of the men they left behind, depended on their small lifeboat successfully finding the island of South Georgia--a tiny dot of land in a vast and hostile ocean. In Endurance, the definitive account of Ernest Shackleton's fateful trip, Alfred Lansing brilliantly narrates the harrowing and miraculous voyage that has defined heroism for the modern age.


Author: Alfred Lansing

Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill


Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 4707

Account of British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917, led by E.H. Shackleton, based on original diaries.

The Endurance

Author: Caroline Alexander

Publisher: Knopf


Category: History

Page: 230

View: 4023

Chronicles Shackleton in Antarctica, where he and his crew were stranded for twenty months

To the Moon Investing

Author: Kelly J. Frank

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119912008

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

View: 5637

Hands-on, practical strategies to build your financial future In To the Moon Investing: Visually Mapping Your Winning Stock-Market Portfolio, veteran asset investor Kelly James Frank delivers an exciting and intuitive fresh approach that enables you to navigate an increasingly volatile market through the use of tailored portfolio maps. . In the book, you’ll learn how to understand risk and how it affects you as an investor, how to prepare for your investing future, and how to uncover why you want to invest. You’ll also shore up your financial literacy and explore the difference between growth and value strategies. The book offers a vivid and innovative approach to investing that you’ll actually have fun reading and its engaging philosophy ensures you’ll be able to put your newfound knowledge to work immediately. You’ll discover: The interconnected five factors that determine a share’s current and future value Summaries, charts and sketches to help you remember the book’s key insights and that you can use to record your own market observations and understanding An exploration of macroeconomics that sheds light on how decisions made by the Fed and the government can impact you as an individual investor The perfect combination of fun and informative, To the Moon Investing: Visually Mapping Your Winning Stock-Market Portfolio is an energetic and authoritative playbook to building a resilient and profitable investment portfolio.

The Book Club Cookbook, Revised Edition

Author: Judy Gelman,Vicki Levy Krupp

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101560568

Category: Cooking

Page: 512

View: 8392

“Part cookbook, part celebration of the written word, [The Book Club Cookbook] illustrates how books and ideas can bring people together.” —Publishers Weekly "We are what we eat, they say. We can eat what we read, too. The Book Club Cookbook by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp (Tarcher/Penguin, $21.95), first published in 2004 and now newly updated and revised, offers up dozens of new recipes inspired by book clubs’ favorite books, their characters and authors." —USA Today "It's pretty much a no-brainer why we love something like The Book Club Cookbook - it combines two of our all-time favorite things: food and books. Even better - the recipes in the book let us get a fuller experience of our favorite novels by thinking up recipes either inspired by the story or literally contributed by the author as essential to the book." —Flavorwire "The Book Club Cookbook excels at offering book groups new title ideas and a culinary way to spice up their discussions." —Library Journal Whether it's Roman Punch for The Age of Innocence, or Sabzi Challow (spinach and rice) with Lamb for The Kite Runner, or Swedish Meatballs and Glögg for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, nothing spices up a book club meeting like great eats. Featuring recipes and discussion ideas from bestselling authors and book clubs across the country, this fully revised and updated edition of the classic book guides readers in selecting and preparing culinary masterpieces that blend perfectly with the literary masterpieces their club is reading. This edition features new contributions from a host of today's bestselling authors including: Kathryn Stockett, The Help (Demetrie's Chocolate Pie and Caramel Cake) Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants (Oyster Brie Soup) Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper (Brian Fitzgerald's Firehouse Marinara Sauce) Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone (Almaz's Ethiopian Doro Wot and Sister Mary Joseph Praise's Cari de Dal) Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Annie Barrows's Potato Peel Pie and Non-Occupied Potato Peel Pie) Lisa See, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Lisa See's Deep-Fried Sugared Taro) The Book Club Cookbook will add real flavor to your book club meetings!

Teaching The Moral Leader

Author: Sandra J. Sucher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136756078

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 1896

This book is a comprehensive, practical manual to help instructors integrate moral leadership in their own courses, drawing from the experience and resources of the Harvard Business School course 'The Moral Leader', an MBA elective taken by thousands of HBS students over nearly twenty years. Through the close study of literature--novels, plays, and historical accounts-- followed by rigorous classroom discussion, this innovative course encourages students to confront fundamental moral challenges, to develop skills in moral analysis and judgment, and to come to terms with their own definition of moral leadership. Using this guide's background material and detailed teaching plans, instructors will be well prepared to lead their students in the study of this vital and important subject. Featuring a website to run alongside that links the manual with the textbook and provides a wealth of extra resources, including on-line links to Harvard Business School case studies and teaching notes this manual forms a perfect complement to The Moral Leader core text also by Sandra Sucher. The detailed and hands-on nature of the guide makes it possible for instructors, with or without a specialized background, to replicate the 13-session Harvard Business School course, or to integrate moral leadership into an existing course, or as a module, or as stand-alone sessions. The manual presents flexible class plans, easily adaptable to a wide variety of business and academic topics. It suggests how to adapt the course to other settings, provides supporting materials, and reviews the approach to teaching "The Moral Leader," differentiating it from other literature-based courses. The author, a Harvard Business School professor with a successful record in teaching this course, also brings into the text the kind of real world understanding of effective leadership development that comes from decades of experience as a high level corporate executive. An accompanying student book, focused on class preparation and the context of each work, helps students address questions like: What is the nature of a moral challenge? How do people "reason morally"? How do leaders – formal and informal – contend with the moral choices they face? How is moral leadership different from leadership of any other kind? Struggling with these questions, both individually and as members of a vibrant learning community, students internalize moral leadership concepts and choices, and develop the skills to pursue it in their careers and personal lives.

Shackleton's Photographer

Author: Shane Murphy

Publisher: Shane Murphy

ISBN: 0970314825

Category: Anarctica

Page: 343

View: 6526

A richly illustrated biography of the life and times and personality of Frank Hurley and the Endurance expedition.

Too Bold for the Box Office

Author: Cynthia J. Miller

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810885190

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 302

View: 5586

In Too Bold for the Box Office, Cynthia J. Miller has assembled essays by scholars and filmmakers who examine the unique cinematic form of mockumentary. Individually, each of these essays looks at a given instance of mockumentary parody and subversion, examining the ways in which each calls into question our assumptions, pleasures, beliefs, and even our senses. Writing about national film, television, and new media traditions as diverse as their backgrounds, this volume’s contributors explore and theorize the workings of mockumentaries, as well as the strategies and motivations of the writers and filmmakers who brought them into being.

Leading at The Edge

Author: Dennis Perkins,Margaret Holtman,Jillian Murphy

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814431615

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 289

View: 470

Drawing on the amazing story of Shackleton and his polar exploration team’s survival against all odds, author Dennis N. T. Perkins demonstrates the importance of a strong leader in times of adversity, uncertainty, and change. Part adventure tale and part leadership guide, Leading at the Edge uncovers what the legendary Antarctic adventure of Sir Ernest Shackleton, his ship Endurance, and his team of twenty-seven polar explorers can teach us about bringing order to chaos through true leadership. Among other skills, you’ll learn how to: instill optimism while staying grounded in reality, step up to risks worth taking, consistently reinforce your team message, set a personal example, find things to celebrate, laugh small things off, and--even in the face of extreme temperatures, hazardous ice, scarce food, and complete isolation--never give up. This second edition of Leading at the Edge features additional lessons, new case studies of the strategies in action, tools to uncover and resolve conflicts, and expanded resources. An updated epilogue compares the leadership styles of the famous polar explorers Shackleton, Amundsen, and Scott, which transcend the one-hundred-plus years since their historic race to the South Pole to help today’s leaders learn valuable lessons about the meaning of true success.