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South: The Story of Shackleton's 1914-1917 Expedition [Kindle Edition]

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
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On the eve of the first World War, as Europe steeled for conflict and, incidentally, Gandhi departed for India after 20 years in South Africa, Sir Ernest Shackleton made final preparations for a 28-man expedition to Antarctica. His ship, HMS Endurance, left England in early August, and four months later, captain and crew sailed from the southern point of South America, headed at last for the desolate continent that was their destination. Within days, they hit pack ice, slowed to a crawl, and soon, with literally nowhere to go, hitched to an iceberg for the next 10 months. The trials that then followed strain credulity and have occupied several good books by different authors, but no account beats Shackleton's own. Horrible to imagine and impossible to ignore, South's shocking accounting of individual leadership and collective strength yields a priceless reminder, both of how bad things can get and just how much humans can accomplish. --Jason Kirk

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"Best read in the course of a single stormy night... you will be gripped." --The New Yorker

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  • File Size: 526 KB
  • Print Length: 264 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1461053498
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0082QC1ZQ
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read for anyone planning an Antarctic trip August 29, 2013
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We are planning on a cruise to the Antarctic and South Georgia in November. As I read about South Georgia, Shackelton's book "South" came up and I ordered it for my kindle. It recounts one of the most amazing tales of Arctic/Antarctic survival ever written. Imaging your boat with 28 people being frozen in the ice pack of Antarctica and after months finally cracking up and sinking, leaving everyone on floating sheets of ice. Then navigating in 3 open life boats hundreds of miles in the worst seas in the world to the tiny Elephant island south of the Falklands. Then having 6 men in one life boat navigate almost another 1,000 miles in those same seas to another tiny island of South Georgia, but landing on the wrong side of the island. Three men then climbed over many glaciers to a whaling station. They then mounted a rescue mission for all remaining persons without a single life being lost!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Like a diary February 6, 2013
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I found the information about Sir Ernest Shackleton's expedition very interesting, but it is written like a diary so it is not as exciting to read as a typical book. However, it is very educational and provides insight to an place on earth that we hear very little about, even in the 21st century. I was impressed with the ability of the men on the expedition to withstand the environment for multiple years. It's hard to believe that they could separate into very small groups, sometimes leaving a single man in an area for more than a week.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars fun to read February 23, 2013
By tom
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enjoyed reading this "old style" writing of a great story. It was inspiring to read of the crews strength, courage and resourcefulness.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars expedition August 5, 2013
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This is a a great epic story of mans fight and wonder at nature.

Every thing was against him but onwards and onwards the expedition went.

It is a great story of the hero a mere man aginst the elements
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars fascinating! November 1, 2013
By Ilinca
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First part much more interesting than the second, but a fascinating read nevertheless. An unexpected page-turner with great portraits of the main actors.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An OK Read May 14, 2014
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This is an old book that is from Shackelton's diary. The updated version is the book "Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage" by Alfred Lansing is much better read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Courageous adventure!! Not for the faint-hearted... August 4, 2014
By Dani
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This is a wonderful account of the hardships endured during this endeavor. The writing is clear cut without elaboration or speculation. It is raw in its writing and the events that occurred. If you're interested in a story like White Fang, don't read this. If you're interested in the human spirit of adventure and what it takes mentally, physically, and emotionally to stay alive without any outside help or communication, then read this! Shackleton made decisions to keep people alive, and it wasn't a majority vote. The men knew and ultimately trusted his experience and judgement in spite of all the difficulties and isolation on ice flows. Can today's youth comprehend what it must have been like NOT to communicate beyond face to face for months? Also these men's loved ones had no idea whether they were alive or dead or where in the Antarctic they might be or if they made it that far.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Look at the appendix / notes June 21, 2014
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Written a few years before his death. The notes at the end are his summaries of scientific studies. Notes about the subsequent actions and life/death (WWI) of the personnel on this voyage most interesting.
A later comment (paraphrase) of a colleague on this voyage: " For scientific exploration, give me Scott; for rapid transport, Amundsen, but when all has failed and there is no possible hope, get on your knees and pray for Shackleton". Higher praise of an individual would be hard to imagine.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A good read.
Published 1 day ago by Dennis
5.0 out of 5 stars Real-life "disaster movie"! Incredible historical account of...
Fascinating and thrilling historical account of one of the most gripping stories ever told about survival under conditions so brutal and arduous it is difficult to imagine. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Slartidbartfast
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Interesting story but got bogged down in the details
Published 21 days ago by alice packard
4.0 out of 5 stars Successful Failure!
The whole Shackleton saga reminds me of Apollo 13. The goal of the mission itself "failed", but in spite of "impossible" circumstances the teams
returned home safely! Read more
Published 1 month ago by sewin'sq
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked it.
A very entertaining read but it clearly wasn't written for the purpose of being entertaining. Others here have said more than I can about this book so please read the other... Read more
Published 1 month ago by kendalltristan
4.0 out of 5 stars I found this a thrilling read because I knew little ...
I found this a thrilling read because I knew little or nothing about this expedition; because of the unbelievable and accurate records Shackleton kept throughout the expedition;... Read more
Published 1 month ago by valerie nowlan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I liked it.
Published 1 month ago by charlotte hynes
5.0 out of 5 stars Leadership and the struggle to survive
Outstanding first person account of a tremendous exploration. The story is written so that you can actually feel the cold and suffering that the explorers went through. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Louis R. Cabana
4.0 out of 5 stars I found this a great book for anyone who is interested in Antartic...
I found this a great book for anyone who is interested in Antartic travel as I am. I had previously read Tom Creans book about the same great voyage and it was great to get another... Read more
Published 2 months ago by William Nolan
4.0 out of 5 stars great adventure back then
interesting, great adventure back then..
Published 2 months ago by Elsie P.
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