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South - The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917

by SHACKLETON, Ernest

Condition: Fine/No Jacket (as published)


Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2008. Bound in full dark blue decorated leather stamped in gold, sans DW, as published; moire end sheets; a.e.g.; silk book ribbon; Part of the publisher's "Collector's Edition - Bound in Genuine Leather" series. Laid in map, 88 illustrations and Diagrams. 380 pp. An "as new" unread copy. . Limited. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket (as published).

In 1914, as the shadow of war falls across Europe, a party led by veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton sets out to become the first to traverse the Antarctic continent. Their initial optimism is short-lived, however, as the ice field slowly thickens, encasing the ship Endurance in a death-grip, crushing their craft, and marooning 28 men on a ploar ice floe. In an epic struggle of man versus the elements, Shackleton leads his team on a harrowing quest for survival over some of the most unforgiving terrain in the world. Icy, tempestuous seas full of gargantuan waves, mountainous glaciers and icebergs, unending brutal cold, and ever-looming starvation are their mortal foes as Shackleton and his men struggle to stay alive. What happened to those brave men forever stands as a testament to their strength of will and the power of human endurance. This is their story, as told by the man who led them.




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