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In 1915, Sir Ernest Shackleton's attempt to traverse the Antarctic was cut short when his ship, Endurance, became trapped in ice.

The disaster left Shackleton and his men alone at the frozen South Pole, fighting for their lives.

Their survival and escape is the most famous adventure in history.

Shackleton is an enthralling new account of the adventurer, his life and his incredible leadership under the most extreme of circumstances. Written by polar adventurer and 'the world's greatest living explorer' Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who brings his own unique insights to bear on the expedition, Shackleton is both re-appraisal and a valediction, separating the man from the myth he has become.

 

Details

ISBN: 9780241356722
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 448
Publication Date: 16 Sep 2021
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 23.4(H) x 15.3(L) x 4(W)
Weight (gm): 700

 

Reviews

Praise for Ranulph Fiennes' Captain Scott * - *
Sir Ranulph Fiennes has done Captain Scott's memory some service...he has certainly written a more dispassionate and balanced account than Huntford ever set out to do. -- Simon Courtauld * Spectator *
A valuable corrective to the trend of Scott debunking...One by one, and with the commendable attention to detail, Fiennes explodes the accumulated myths. * Sunday Telegraph *
Fiennes' own experiences certainly allow him to write vividly and with empathy of the hell that the men went through. * The Sunday Times *
Stirring...no one is better placed than Fiennes to understand what Scott may have experienced or to appreciate the enormity of his achievement. * Daily Mail *
Full of awe-inspiring details of hardship, resolve and weather that defies belief, told by someone of unique authority. No one is more tailor-made to tell [this] story than Sir Ranulph Fiennes * Newsday *

 

Author Biography

Ranulph Fiennes is the only man alive ever to have travelled around the Earth's circumpolar surface (more people have been on the Moon!). His record-breaking expeditions include travel by riverboat, hovercraft, man-haul sledge, skidoo, Land Rover and skis. He is also the bestselling author of titles such as Mad Dogs and Englishmen, Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know, and the biography Captain Scott.
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