Shackleton: How the Captain of the newly discovered Endurance saved his crew in the Antarctic

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Discover the story Ernest Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition and loss of the Endurance , told by the world's greatest living explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes - one of the only men to understand his experience first-hand . . .

'For anyone with a passion for polar exploration, this is a must read' NEW YORK TIMES

'THE definitive book on Shackleton and no one could have done it better . . . An authentic account by one of the few men who truly knows what it's like to challenge Antarctica' LORRAINE KELLY

To write about Hell, it helps if you have been there.
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In 1915, Sir Ernest Shackleton's attempt to traverse the Antarctic was cut short when his ship, Endurance , became trapped in ice - and eventually sank (her resting place finally rediscovered in 2022).

What followed became legend.

Throughout the long, dark Antarctic winter, Shackleton fights for his life and the lives of his men - enduring freezing temperatures, a perilous lifeboat journey through the ice-strewn sea, and a punishing march across the South Georgia glaciers to seek the one slim chance they have of rescue.

Their survival would become history's most enthralling adventure.

No previous biographer has experienced even a tiny taste of the polar hell on earth endured by Shackleton and his men. That cannot be said of Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who has been described as 'our greatest living explorer'.

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'Fiennes brings the promised perspective of one who has been there, illuminating Shackleton's actions by comparing them with his own. It's a tremendous story' Wall Street Journal

'Fiennes makes a fine guide on voyage into Shackleton's world . . . What makes this book so engaging is the author's own storytelling skills' Irish Independent

Praise for Sir Ranulph Fiennes:

'The World's Greatest Living Explorer' Guinness Book of Records

'Full of awe-inspiring details of hardship, resolve and weather that defies belief, told by someone of unique authority. No one is more tailor-made to tell [this] story than Sir Ranulph Fiennes' Newsday

'Fiennes' own experiences certainly allow him to write vividly and with empathy of the hell that the men went through' Sunday Times

'Fiennes brings the promised perspective of one who has been there, illuminating Shackleton's actions by comparing them with his own. Beginners to the Heroic Age will enjoy this volume, as will serious polar adventurers seeking advice. For all readers, it's a tremendous story.' Sara Wheeler, The Wall Street Journal

Product Details

Price
£20.00  £19.00
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date
Language
English
Type
Hardback
EAN/UPC
9780241356715

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