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Ice Story: Shackleton's Lost Expedition

by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

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This is a fine but not spectacular book. I believe the target audience was for non-adults. Shakelton's story is truly amazing. I cannot begin to imagine the guts it took to lead his men to survival.

The issue I had with the book was that it did not have an easy to reference map of Shakelton and his men's travels until more than halfway through the book. I found myself accessing an atlas to track their movements. This wasn't mere curiosity either. The magnitude of the ship's movement and the travel of the men if only understood looking at a map. Big error. The other problem I had was that the author mentions that many of the men had kept very emotional and detailed journals. Guess what? We don't get to read any of it. That was another poor decision. Even small excerpts or quotes would have been welcome. Finally, some of the pictures were too small and this is a nice sized hardcover book.

A middle school student would enjoy this most. ( )
  RalphLagana | Jan 23, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0395915244, Hardcover)

This dramatic, suspenseful narrative reads like an adventure story-but it is true. In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton and a twenty-seven-man crew set off on an expedition to reach and cross Antarctica. Just a month and a half into the voyage, their ship, the Endurance, was caught fast in heavy pack ice. The men had no radio contact, and no one knew where they were or even that they were in trouble. None of them should have survived the ordeal that followed-unstable ice floes, treacherous waters, freezing temperatures, and starvation. Only the extraordinary leadership, courage, and strength of Shackleton brought the whole team safely through. Elizabeth Cody Kimmel's clear, compelling text is illustrated with photographs, taken and carefully preserved by the ship's photographer, that record the stark condition and the day-to-day activities of the men. Hand-drawn maps that show the extraordinary route of the Endurance and her crew. Bibliography, index.

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Describes the events of the 1914 Shackleton Antarctic expedition, when the ship the Endurance was crushed in a frozen sea and the men made the perilous journey across ice and stormy seas to reach inhabited land.

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