In Shackleton's Way the authors do a nice job of retelling the key events in Shackleton's life, focusing on his exceptional leadership skills that carried his men through the trial of losing their ship, the Endurance. There are so many leadership lessons to be learned, but the one that impressed me most is how well Ernest Shackleton understood his men and how well he cared for them throughout their entire ordeal. Part of what made him such a phenomenal leader was the trust and respect his men had for him, which came in large part from the way he related with them.
For anyone interested in leadership, this is a short and interesting read. It's both practical and offers examples of modern leaders who have applied principles they've learned from reading about Shackleton. And even if you're not particularly interested in the topic of leadership, like me, there is still so much to learn from a man like this who overcame some pretty incredible odds.