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The Shackleton Voyages: A pictorial anthology of the polar explorer and Edwardian hero Hardcover – 14 Nov 2002

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (14 Nov 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0297843168
  • ISBN-13: 978-0297843160
  • Product Dimensions: 27.6 x 3.1 x 30 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 170,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Julie Summers (the picture researcher) will be doing two events about Shackleton in the new year and was also a judge at the Kendel Mountain Film Festival. Julie is being interviewed on Cover Stories (BBC Radio Scotland) with Roland Huntford, to air on 10th December. Roland has also been interviewed on BBCRadio Solent, BBC Radio Guernsey, BBC Radio Shropshire, BBC Radio Bristol and BBC Hereford & Worcester as well as Teletext. The first review has beenwonderful... 'Huntford's Shackleton Voyages condenses the author's wonderfuland definitive 1985 biography into a photographic anthology celebrating not just the most famous journey but the entire career...The photographs alone, informatively captioned by Julie Summers, summarise the tale from its beginnings with the boy who signed up for the navy at 16 to its end at a little stonecairn on a promontory of South Georgia, where he died of a heart attack at the age of 49...But the delight of this volume is that it invites its readers not only to gaze awestruck at the grandeur, but offers an insight into the life of an explorer.'Rachel Campbell-Johnston, The Times 'There's nothing quiteas fascinating as a charismatic hero...and Julie Summers' selection of pictures goes far in furthering the myth. Added to that, we have his diary extracts and letters allowing us to go beneath the surface to discover the man. And you can't help being impressed by what you find...Roland Huntford's text is informed and accessible...the book provides a fascinating insight into the explorer. It's beautifully produced and the numerous photographs provide us witha glimpse not only of the hardships and excitement of the voyages, but the personalities and lives of many who were involced.'OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY There have also been reviews/mentions in Geographical, Wanderlust, the Daily Expressand Wanderlust with more expected in the Evening Standard, Daily Mail and Mai

About the Author

Roland Huntford's fascination with polar exploration began when he was the OBSERVER'S Scandinavian correspondent. He is a former Alistair Horne Fellow at St Anthony's College, Oxford, and is a member of Wolfson College, Cambridge. Roland was a consultant for the IMAX film and the highly acclaimed Channel 4 documentary SHACKLETON.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. C. Carnochan on 12 Jan 2009
Format: Hardcover
An excellent offering,superb photographs, many of which you wont see in any other books and absolutely amazing and true accounting of the 1914 Antarctic expedition which became famous for going wrong. This book is a classic account of one of man's most remarkable journeys captured on basic camera technolgy which would put a lot of current day photographers to shame.

Read it and discover for yourself. Great Book.
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By specialK on 12 July 2014
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The Shackleton Voyages 8 Dec 2005
By Bruce in Toronto - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is the twelfth book I've read that covers some aspect of the Shackleton story (or stories, there were more than one expedition). With the knowledge gained and the information learned, I can get rid of the other eleven off my shelves. This edition is an excellent summary of them all, and contains a treasure trove of pictures, some of which aren't in the other books. For someone looking to learn about Shackleton, this is not the place to start, except as a quick overview. An excellent offering, great writing, superb photographs.
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