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Great read for Shakleton fans,
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Whoever reads this book needs to be aware that it is a biography of the explorer, and not just a record of his more exciting expeditions. The detail around these is fantastic and contains information I was not familiar with from other Antartic books. The author also gives detailed characterisations of some of the lesser known characters, for whom there is rarely a mention in other books from this period. What I did find heavy going was some of the detail of his life between his Antartic travels and I must confess I did skip through these sections rather quickly. Finally, although I did enjoy this book, I found the style of constant quotes very wearisome!