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The Longest Winter, 23 July 2010
This is an amazing book, so well written. Life was so tough back then and because you know the details came from the men themselves you can feel the truth about the terrible situations they were in at times. Meredith Hooper also manages to show the true nature of the men, the humour, the resilience and also the pettiness that comes from living in such close quarters and dealing with such difficult circumstances. This book isn't only for those interested in tales of the Antarctic, but those who are interested in human nature, history, environment and who just want a good read.