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In the gloom of the ship's oil lights, Ernest saw that the blizzard had broken up the ice plain. Huge, jagged ice slabs jutted into the air around the Endurance, jostling and scraping together. Great drifts of windblown snow had piled up behind them. Alone in the polar darkness, on a ship coated and locked in ice, the explorers waited.
As adventurers from around the world raced to reach the South Pole and achieve other polar firsts in the early 1900s, outsider Ernest Shackleton and his motley expeditions would outshine even the British navy, becoming icons of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.
Known for prizing loyalty, leadership, and skill without regard for rank or social class - and for bringing men back alive - Shackleton completed three death-defying Antarctic journeys. Called the Boss by his crew and Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton by the king, the Anglo-Irish explorer counted it all part of life's grand adventure (1874 - 1922).
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- Miss LA Moran
My 3 boys enjoyed listening to this book. It's factually accurate, yet a good story. The gruesome experience of Ernest and his men is recounted with little detail (enough to satisfy curious minds but not enough to make your stomach turn). Has left my kids curious for more stories like this
gripping story. raises the bar a bit for us sissy modern men. I work outside for a living (building powerlines). I intend to endure more weather longer. my 9 and 11 yr old boys and I learned a lot.