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South, the story of Shackleton's last expedition, 1914-17

Shackleton, Ernest Henry, Sir ; King, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0943955505 / ISBN 13: 9780943955506
Published by Trafalgar Square Pub, North Pomfret, Vt, 1992
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Quarto in a grey DJ (blue spine) ; 207 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. Shackleton, Ernest Henry, Sir, 1874-1922 -- Travel -- Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1917) -- Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration. A fine clean copy in a fine DJ. Bookseller Inventory # 30911

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Title: South, the story of Shackleton's last ...

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Pub, North Pomfret, Vt

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First American edition.

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Soon after the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole in 1911, his Anglo-Irish rival, Sir Ernest Shackleton, sought to top the feat by making his way from one end of Antarctica to the other on sledge. He set off with a crew of 28, including scientists and a movie cameraman, but the voyage turned disastrous when Shackleton's ship, the Endurance, became hopelessly stuck in pack ice, throwing the men (and the dogs brought to pull the sledges) into a desperate battle for survival. South is Shackleton's own account--one of the critical sources for Alfred Lansing's bestseller Endurance--of what it was like to be "helpless intruders in a strange world," a vivid narrative in which tales of Edwardian pluck are counterpointed with lyrical accounts of whales, penguins, and bizarre mirages. This story of a group of men who beat nearly impossible odds to escape death and make their way home is one of the all-time great survival stories. --Robert McNamara

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