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South: The Endurance Expedition by Ernest…

South: The Endurance Expedition (1919)

by Ernest Shackleton

Other authors: Frank Hurley (Photographer)

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Explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton set out for the last unknown continent, Antarctica, but his ship became locked in sea ice then was crushed and his crew marooned. This is Shackleton's gripping account of how he and his men survived their incredible ordeal.

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A tale where I kept going, "What?!" Amazing fortitude exhibited by all, though hints of cracking here and there.

A thing which struck me while reading was when Shackleton referred to people by name and when he did not. By his account, the carpenter was probably one of the most essential team members but is rarely referred to by name, just "the carpenter." Other British classisms appear here and there.

The appendix on whaling counts was horrifying, the collapse of the humpback population being captured in real time. The other appendix sections give master lessons on how to write up results from failed experiments. ( )
  encephalical | Nov 17, 2018 |
As always, a great book and a great story.M cop is the U.S. first. ( )
  untraveller | Jul 28, 2018 |
What a fantastic adventure story. Shakelton left no man behind. ( )
  ShelleyAlberta | Jun 4, 2016 |
Amazing story of leadership, determination, duty and ability. ( )
  RobertP | Mar 12, 2016 |
A little tedious at times but an amazing account of the men who survived after their ship was crushed by ice and sunk in an Antarctic expedition. How only 3 men of 56 died is nothing short of astounding and Shackleton's leadership was a huge reason why the vast majority survived months of privation and horrendous conditions. ( )
  AliceAnna | May 10, 2015 |
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Ernest Shackletonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Hurley, FrankPhotographersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cahill, TimForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hunt, Catherine LauCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hunt, LordIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Penguin Australia

4 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0142437794, 0140288864, 1876485302, 0141037563

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