South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition, 1914-1917

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As war clouds darkened over Europe in 1914, a party led by Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to make the first crossing of the entire Antarctic continent via the Pole. But their initial optimism was short-lived as ice floes closed around their ship, gradually crushing it and marooning twenty-eight men on the polar ice. Alone in the world's most unforgiving environment, Shackleton and his team began a brutal quest for survival. And as the story of their journey across treacherous seas and a wilderness of glaciers and ...

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South! The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917

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As war clouds darkened over Europe in 1914, a party led by Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to make the first crossing of the entire Antarctic continent via the Pole. But their initial optimism was short-lived as ice floes closed around their ship, gradually crushing it and marooning twenty-eight men on the polar ice. Alone in the world's most unforgiving environment, Shackleton and his team began a brutal quest for survival. And as the story of their journey across treacherous seas and a wilderness of glaciers and snow fields unfolds, the scale of their courage and heroism becomes movingly clear.

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"Stephen Crossley offers a measured narration with a positive tone and an Oxbridge accent that make Shackleton come alive." —-AudioFile
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  • ISBN-13: 9781452631356
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/21/2011
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Library - Unabridged CD
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

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Steven Crossley is one of a select group of narrators who have recorded over two hundred audiobooks. He has won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie and Sharpe's Fury by Bernard Cornwell.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    Heart stopping and uplifting

    One of the most memorable memoirs I have read. It was amazing to me how people could work and survive that long in the world's harshed environment, constantly cold, wet, hungry, thirsty, yet unified, hopeful, and even cheerful. Should be required reading for any leadership course. Engaging and instructive throughout, I could not put it down. This is one I will keep and read again, especially if I am ever feeling sorry for myself!

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  • Posted December 12, 2008

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    Survival at its best

    South is a great book of survival.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2001

    wow

    the best book i`ve ever read i think evryone should read this book because it is the best book ever written

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