South

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Publisher Description

An Apple Books Classic edition.


“Huge blocks of ice, weighing many tons, were lifted into the air and tossed aside as other masses rose beneath them. We were helpless intruders in a strange world, our lives dependent upon the play of grim elementary forces that made a mock of our puny efforts.”


In the canon of true stories of adventure and exploration, Ernest Shackleton’s first-person account of the Endurance expedition stands alone. In 1914, Shackleton’s crew set out to traverse the Antarctic continent When their ship was crushed between massive sheets of ice, hope soon gave way to terror. After being trapped on a floe, Shackleton’s men risk life and limb to reach the shores of a desolate outcrop, where a small group sets out in search of rescue.


Shackleton documents their harrowing journey in an uncovered lifeboat, enduring freezing weather and unimaginable conditions. This riveting life-and-death drama is a testament to the human spirit. It will keep you glued to the page from beginning to end.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
1919
December 31
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
541
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
445.6
KB

Customer Reviews

dutchcy ,

South

Excellent book, very good detail in all expects, highly recommended.

Sam91316 ,

Fascinating Read

Despite its age, this true tale is absolutely riveting. How could a team of mortal beings survive this disastrous ordeal? A truly inspiring story of the courage of the human spirit tortured by extreme conditions. I couldn’t put it down.

jsh4536! ,

An epic adventure!

I liked the authenticity of this narrative; it contains the source autobiographical logs from this Antarctic expedition.

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