In 1914, as the shadow of war falls across Europe, a party led by veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton sets .
In 1914, as the shadow of war falls across Europe, a party led by veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton sets out to become the first to traverse the Antarctic continent. Their initial optimism is short-lived, however, as the ice field slowly thickens, encasing the ship Endurance in a death-grip, crushing their craft, and marooning 28 men on a polar ice floe. In an epic struggle of man versus the elements, Shackleton leads his team on a harrowing quest for survival over some of the most unforgiving terrain in the world.
This book is mostly Shackleton reconstructing events from his own logs, and, for the parts where he wasn't there, fromt he journals of hi. .
Prior to reading Sir Ernest Shakelton’s harrowing voyage aboard the Endurance I knew few facts other than he obviously survived to pen his memoir. This book is mostly Shackleton reconstructing events from his own logs, and, for the parts where he wasn't there, fromt he journals of his crewmates.
It set out from London on 1 August 1914, and reached the Weddell Sea on January 10, 1915, where the pack ice closed in on the Endurance. Reading 2/3 Production 2/3 Story 3/3.
It is also widely recognized as a story of tremendous leadership and teamwork. Sir Ernest's work is rather dry and tremendously understated.
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton was born in Ireland in 1874 and raised mostly in London. He also worked as a war photographer with the Australian military forces during both World Wars.
This opinion applies to this Kindle reading. I have the regular hard copy of "South", which appears much larger but have not yet compared the two. This I don't know if the Kindle version is abbreviated. For one thing, there are no photos or maps in the Kindle version.
By: Ernest Shackleton. However, the Endurance soon ran into problems
By: Ernest Shackleton. Due to be launched in 1914, two ships were to be employed. The first, the lead vessel, fittingly named the Endurance was to transport the team to the Weddell Sea from where the great explorer Ernest Shackleton and five others would cross the icy wastes of Antarctica on foot. However, the Endurance soon ran into problems. Within a month of its departure, it hit an ice floe and was completely trapped in frozen ice.
0 2 5 Author: Ernest Shackleton Narrator: Steven Crossley. 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