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

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Ernest Shackleton sailed to the South Pole as the First World War broke out in Europe, intent on making the first ever trans-Antarctic crossing. South! is Shackleton's first-hand account of the epic expedition, which he described as "the last great journey on earth".During the journey, their ship, the Endurance, became trapped by ice and was crushed, forcing the men to survive in and escape from one of the world's most hostile environments. With no hope of rescue, Shackleton and four others set sail in a small ...

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Ernest Shackleton sailed to the South Pole as the First World War broke out in Europe, intent on making the first ever trans-Antarctic crossing. South! is Shackleton's first-hand account of the epic expedition, which he described as "the last great journey on earth".During the journey, their ship, the Endurance, became trapped by ice and was crushed, forcing the men to survive in and escape from one of the world's most hostile environments. With no hope of rescue, Shackleton and four others set sail in a small open boat on a 600-mile crossing to South Georgia. Shipwrecked on the uninhabited side of the island, they were forced into making the first ever winter crossing of the island, all the time threatened by brutal cold and hunger. South! solidified Shackleton's name as an explorer. The dramatic story, one of the most astonishing feats of Polar escapology, remains as enthralling as when it was first published in 1919.Stanfords Travel Classics feature some of the finest historical travel writing in the English language, with authors hailing from both sides of the Atlantic. Every title has been rest in a contemporary typeface and has been printed to a high quality production specification, to create a series that every lover of fine travel literature will want to collect and keep.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781906780043
  • Publisher: John Beaufoy Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Stanfords Travel Classics
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,013,342
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Ernest Shackleton was an Anglo-Irish explorer who was one of the principal figures of Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.

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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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    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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