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Shackleton's Boat Journey Paperback – 10 May 2010

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: The Collins Press (10 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848890427
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848890428
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 1.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,973 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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On 1 August 1914, on the eve of World War I, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his hand-picked crew embarked in HMS Endurance from London's West India Dock, for an expedition to the Antarctic. It was to turn into one of the most breathtaking survival stories of all time. Even as they coasted down the channel, Shackleton wired back to London to offer his ship to the war effort. The reply came from the First Lord of the Admiralty, one Winston Churchill: "Proceed". And proceed they did. When the Endurance was trapped and finally crushed to splinters by pack ice in late 1915, they drifted on an ice floe for five months, before getting to open sea and launching three tiny boats as far as the inhospitable, storm-lashed Elephant Island. They drank seal oil and ate baby albatross (delicious, apparently.) From there Shackelton himself and seven others- -the author among them--went on, in a 22-foot open boat, for an unbelievable 800 miles, through the Antarctic seas in winter, to South Georgia and rescue. It is an extraordinary story of courage and even good-humour among men who must have felt certain, secretly, that they were going to die. Worsley's account, first published in 1940, captures that bulldog spirit exactly: uncomplaining, tough, competent, modest and deeply loyal. It's gripping, and strangely moving. --Christopher Hart --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Simply gripping --Irish Mountain Log

A stirring account of a fascinating adventure --Sunday Tribune

A breathtaking story of courage, skill and determination under the most appalling conditions --Sir Edmund Hillary

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