South by Ernest Shackleton
The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition (1914-1917)

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In August of 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton set out with a crew of twenty-eight aboard the ship 'Endurance' in an effort to become the first men to cross the vast Antarctic land mass. Their adventurous tale of exploration soon became a struggle for survival when the ship was enclosed by a sea of ice which slowly crushed it leaving them stranded in a barren icy wilderness. What would follow is one of the most gripping tales of heroism and survival in the face of almost certain death to have ever been told. Drawing upon the first-hand accounts of the men who lived to tell the tale, "South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition (1914-1917)" is a fascinating saga of polar exploration.

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Ernest Shackleton (1874–1922) 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. Fergus Fleming is the author of Killing Dragons: The Conquest of the Alps, Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole, and Barrow’s Boys.
Published October 1, 1998 by Lyons Press. 488 pages
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The tremendous interest aroused once again in Ernest Shackleton's incredible feat by lansing's Endurance (McGraw-Hill-1959) has given rise to demand for the reissue of Shackleton's own account of his venture.

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Inside the front and back covers of Ernest Shackleton's South: The Endurance Expedition are two photos of the team that accompanied the author on his final expedition to the Antarctic.

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