South (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): The Endurance Expedition [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411466876
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 3/13/2012
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 650,527
  • File size: 3 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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  • 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.

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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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