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5.0 out of 5 stars
Following your dreams, 26 Mar 2011
Congratulations to Worsley on his inspirational account of conquering the South Pole - "In Shackleton's Footsteps". This is a fascinating tale giving great and very personal detail of what life is like as a Polar Explorer, both a historical and contemporary one, and is a must read for any schoolboy or young person starting out who wants to learn about the leadership skills of Britain's legendary Polar Explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.
Worsley succeeds in captivating the reader because of his thorough and almost quirky knowledge of his schoolboy hero and by vividly recreating 100 years to the day the endless challenges that befell Shackleton and the route that he took before he was forced to turn back just 97 miles from the cherished prize. The hardships of Shackletons party - lack of food, extreme cold, physical exhaustion - are all brought to life in this account which oozes respect for the detailed history of Shackleton's journey but which faced similar challenges to the great man himself.
Worsleys's account is written in a very personal, modest and honest style. Packed with excitement and full of minutae on Shackleton's character, this inspirational book thoroughly deserves to be recognised both in historical terms and in it's own right as a gripping Polar adventure.