Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
Ernest Shackleton is among the most legendary badasses of all time, and this book takes on his most heroic adventure: the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. A "successful failure" like Apollo 13, Shackleton's voyage became a disaster when his ship, the Endurance, was crushed by advancing ice flows. Undeterred, this led his 27-person crew over 850 miles of rough, wintry ocean in a dinky lifeboat and did not lose a single man. WUT. You don't have to be an adventurer to be inspired by this story, told in vivid detail by Alfred Lansing.