South: The Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition by Ernest Shackleton
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Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated Antarctic expedition stands out in history as one of the greatest adventures ever lived. This account, written by Shackleton himself and verified by his crewmates, tells the background and execution of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition and its subsequent catastrophe.
After his ship Endurance became trapped in sea ice, the expedition turned into an exercise in survival for every man aboard. Facing vast stretches of open ocean, harsh weather, and physical ailments, Shackleton nonetheless led every man in his group back to safety, and cemented himself as a role model for leadership under duress.
This is his story.