South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917by Shackleton
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton CVO OBE, was one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. His first experience of the polar regions was as third officer on Captain Scott’s Discovery Expedition, 1901–04, from which he was sent home early on health grounds. Determined to make amends for this perceived personal failure, he returned to Antarctica in 1907 as leader of the Nimrod Expedition. In January 1909 he and three companions made a southern march which established a record Farthest South latitude at 88°23'S, 97 geographical miles (114 statute miles, 190 km) from the South Pole, by far the closest convergence in exploration history up to that time. For this achievement, Shackleton was knighted by King Edward VII on his return home.
This edition covers Shackleton’s final, and most dramatic Antarctic expedition.
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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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