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making life in 21st Century UK seem very easy.
on 16 December 2010
This is an epic story of a struggle against very harsh conditions by fifty-eight or so Antarctic explorers. As a tale it is very powerfully told because it is related in the manner of a mission report eliminating much of any emotional strain being felt by the author. Shackleton emerges as a superlative leader, surrounded by ordinary men caught up in an extraordinary feat of survival and endurance.
As a Kindle book it would have been greatly improved by the inclusion of maps and any illustrations mentioned in the text.