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

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

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by Ernest Shackleton
     
 

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.

 

For almost a century, Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton’s expeditions in the Antarctic have captured the hearts and imaginations of armchair explorers, scientists, historians, and most recently, even stockbrokers and CEOs, who laud Shackleton’s

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.

 

For almost a century, Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton’s expeditions in the Antarctic have captured the hearts and imaginations of armchair explorers, scientists, historians, and most recently, even stockbrokers and CEOs, who laud Shackleton’s skills as a visionary and an exemplary leader. Books, movies, television specials, and reprints of expedition members’ diaries and letters have recounted the details of Shackleton’s extraordinary 1914–1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition—the expedition that brought to a close the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration. South however, is the story in Ernest Shackleton’s own words.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411466876
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,065,311
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author


Not surprisingly, the Shackleton family motto is Fortitudine Vincimus, “By Endurance We Conquer.”  One of ten children, Ernest Shackleton was born in Ireland during the great potato famine in 1874.  To escape, the family moved to England, where Shackleton defied his father’s wishes to pursue medicine and apprenticed to the merchant marine.  His career took him all over the world enabling him to fulfill his dream to become an explorer.  Shackleton was a member of four expeditions to Antarctica: Robert Falcon Scott’s 1901–1904 Discovery Expedition; the 1907-1909 Nimrod Expedition; the 1914-1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition; and the 1921 Shackleton-Rowett Expedition aboard the Quest, where he died after a massive heart attack while the ship was docked at South Georgia Island. Shackleton is hailed as a heroic success, largely due to his demonstrations of excellent leadership.

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South: The Endurance Expedition (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
tom494 More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
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carbonbiker More than 1 year ago
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. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.