What should and could be a beautiful book is ruined by the fact that 15 pages are in German ! The book is obviously a second, so you get what you pay for and it's not worth sending back. I will not use this seller again. If I were reviewing just the book, I will tell you that it's a very simple, easy read and should be read as a short record of Shackleton's adventure accompanied by the most beautiful pictures. One does get a feel for the members of the expedition and their personalities, as well as the terrible situation they found themselves in. Just wish I could give it 5 stars. Trust the Germans to spoil it !