South: The Story of Shackleton's 1914-1917 Expedition
Pages no: 264
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
MapsIntroductionPreface--South: The Endurance ExpeditionAppendix I:Scientific WorkSea-Ice NomenclatureMeteorologyPhysicsSouth Atlantic Whales and WhalingAppendix II:The Expedition Huts at McMurdo SoundIndex
Great story told in the dullest possible manner. Shackleton manages to take all the excitement out of an astounding story of survival and suffering. Compare to Apsley Cherry-Garrard's [b:The Worst Journey in the World|48503|The Worst Journey in the World|Apsley Cherry-Garrard|http://d.gr-assets.co...
Beautiful looking but severely abridged version of Shackleton's book. Nice to look at but go find a free unabridged e-book edition to actually read (its in the public domain).
I read this casually, a little at a time. It's one of the great adventure stories of all time, and smashing stuff (get it?) but...here's how it works: it's based on the journals of Shackleton and everyone else in his party - he gives others lots of time too - and the entries can be a little repetiti...
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