Wow, just finished it.
Firstly to clear up the 1* reviews; Correct, there are no photos, I was disappointed with the lack of photos at first but I was totally captivated (so it gets 5*). It's a free book. If you want photos, cough up and pay for it, or you can search Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition on the internet and find dozens of maps and photos ...like what I did!
This book is excellently written, what he and the rest of the team went through, with what we now deem as primitive equipment, simply beggars belief. Nobody died on his watch (Endurance). He is factual in his account and modest with his praise.
If you want a good free historical book, look no… Read more