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South (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): The Endurance Expedition

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 1999

    Surprisingly mesmerizing

    I had read an article in National Geographic about the Endurance, then bought this book. At first I was disappointed, but after about 50 pages I could not put it down and spent several evenings finishing it, I was quite unhappy when I reached the end, I did not want the story to be finished. It is told rather dryly, with understatement but with truth and wit.He is certainly one of the most remarkable men of this century.

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2010

    Must read for all young men

    The most profound example of survival ever lived and ever recorded. This is how honorable men organize and endure.If they can do this in the worst of situations;you and yours can survive any crisis.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2002

    On the Ice

    A wonderful, adventuresome book. Shackleton writes in a dry, 'ship's log' style, but sprinkes his memoir with his unique humor every now and then. An exciting book, and the essencial book on leadership and courage. A must read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2002

    South: The Greatest Book of All Time

    I read Shackleton's "South: The Endurance Expedition and was absolutely astounded by the drama, the passion, and the amazing power that the story revealed. A true adventure, to say the least. I give South cheers for excellent organization and great attention to detail.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2000

    Incredible!

    What a book! I could hardly put it down! The ultimate armchair, cozy sheets, small plane seat, waiting at the doctor's office adventure. In a word...WOW!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    So manly

    This book always makes me feel proud to be a man, although I wouldn't have been able to do what Shackleton and Wild did. I highly recommend this amazing true story of just how incredibly resilient we are.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Think you've got it tough?  Think again.  This expedition to the

    Think you've got it tough?  Think again.  This expedition to the South Pole faced more challenges than most men could handle.  I nothing in fiction compares to this adventure.  Buy it.  Read it.  Be glad it wasn't you. 

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