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As war clouds darkened over Europe in 1914, a party led by Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to make the first crossing of the entire Antarctic continent via the Pole. But their initial optimism was short-lived as ice floes closed around their ship, gradually crushing it and marooning twenty-eight men on the polar ice. Alone in the world’s most unforgiving environment, Shackleton and his team began a brutal quest for survival.

As the story of their journey across treacherous seas and a wilderness of glaciers and snow fields unfolds, the scale of their courage and heroism becomes movingly clear.

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  • “Stephen Crossley offers a measured narration with a positive tone and an Oxbridge accent that make Shackleton come alive.”


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andrea | 4/14/2011

    " What courage! No whining and it would have been forgiven. Good writing too!

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    " I lkie it because i learnt about lots of stuff and know about Ernest Shackleton Adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Peregrine 12 | 12/7/2010

    " You won't understand the meaning of the word fortitude until you've read this book. I'm not kidding. This is possibly the greatest survival story in existence today. "

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    " stay organized, don't give up and take care of your people "

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About the Author
Author Ernest Shackleton

Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874–1922) was an Irish polar explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic in the early twentieth century. He was a junior officer under Robert Falcon Scott during the 1901–1904 expedition to the South Pole. His expedition on the whaler Nimrod in 1907 earned him a knighthood. He detailed his adventures aboard the Endurance during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1914–1917 in the memoir South.