Extremely interesting and riveting in places even knowing how it all turned out. As I was rather young when I read it, the book may have been about the rapid mental decline of the boy because I seem to recall the diary abruptly ending after he wrote an entry that he was going to fly out of his window. His narrative is engaging and he never bogs down in scientific gobbledegook. Tags. Cold and hungry and cold and hungry and cold and hungry and cold and hungry and cold and hungry and cold and hungry and cold and hungry and cold and hungry and cold and hungry and cold and hungry and cold and hungry and cold and hungry and cold and hungry and cold and hungry and cold and hungry and cold and hungry and cold and hungry and cold and hungry and cold and hungry and cold and hungry and did I mention cold? And read every moment of the craziest expedition, tragedy, comedy, suffering, hopelessness and then relief. I had a really hard time getting into the "floe" of this book. At some point Shackleton notes: "Here we saw the first evidence of the proximity of man, whose work, as is so often the ease, was one of destruction." Please try again. Excellent. Read this one while you're hating how freaking cold out it is!! Awful, terrible, no good, very bad, arctic weather! Despite sitting here in October whining to myself about my cold fingers while typing, I have to admit I've got kind of a thing for grueling polar expeditions and the occasional 19th century disastrous sea voyage. I said nothing to my companions on the point, but afterwards Worsley said to me, ‘Boss, I had a curious feeling on the march that there was another person with us.’ Crean confessed to the same idea. This book will make. An illustration of a heart shape Donate. The reality of the entire expedition, with many excerpts from the diaries of the various participants, put virtually all adventure novels to shame. Go West, The South, Republic, Five Star, Jaki Graham and Katrina (ex Katrina and the Wave). An illustration of two photographs. An illustration of a 3.5" floppy disk. You may find that you want to skim over some of the more "scientific" stuff and just get to the good parts! Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. The idea of the book was indeed a blessing. I highly recommend this as a follow up to Endurance. Ernest Shackleton was a hero not only because of what he endured, but because of how he led. Strength, Courage, Perseverance, and Ingenuity. This exposition by Shackleton himself is not nearly as "gripping" as it is more in the way of a relatively dispassionate diary/journal. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, South: The Illustrated Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917, South! Cold and hungry.". It is simply the recounting of an expedition gone disastrously wrong. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “We are not makers of history. The Saturday line-up is The 80’s vs 90’s. I doubt there could be a more real life example of the ‘What would you take to a desert island?’ than Shackleton’s trip to the Antarctic. Buy The Call Of The South by The Perfect Library, Becke, George Lewis online on Amazon.ae at best prices. Es muy frio. Shivering. Sir Ernest was a master at it and it's the main reason for the high survival rate during this horrific expedition. Books. I especially have a thing for Mr. Shackleton, the great heroic failure of the Edwardian era. “Loneliness is the penalty of leadership, but the man who has to make the decisions is assisted greatly if he feels that there is no uncertainty in the minds of those who follow him, and that his orders will be carried out confidently and in expectation of success.”, “When I look back at those days I have no doubt that Providence guided us, not only across those snowfields, but across the storm-white sea that separated Elephant Island from our landing-place on South Georgia. Follow everyone's favorite troublemakers—Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny--from the very beginning of their unforgettable adventures. Customer Review. No, seriously, Shackleton's writing is very clinical and matter of fact. Shoulda worn another sweater. One can only have great admiration for the strength, courage, perseverance, and ingenuity of those men. Plus Twisted Soul, Kev Gurney’s Club Tropicana, Mr Wilson’s Second Liners and Amanda Heywood. At the outbreak of WWI Shackleton had outfitted two ships and crews to try a continental crossing of the Antarctic. Refresh and try again. What an incredible story!! -Ernest Shackleton, This is indeed an extraordinary story - of bravery, determination, camaraderie and, well, endurance. Frostbite. Also one of the classic examples of leadership. It is also widely recognized as a story of tremendous leadership and teamwork. It's one of the great adventure stories of all time, and smashing stuff (get it?) I have seen the Channel 4 film and have a large 'coffee table' book about Shackleton, but reading this in his own words, is a different experience. Highly recommended reading. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. It’s a thrilling story, perfect for reading on a hot humid day. And it’s free on kindle. Long ago I read a full biography of Sir Ernest Shackleton and it has always remained in my memory, with the chapters devoted to the 1914-17 expedition being the undoubted highlight. You think you are cold? An awesome mix. With Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco. A great read. Mass Market Paperback – Illustrated, April 1, 1999. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. But I have to say I also had some less optimistic thoughts while reading this account (the second part, about Aurora, was a bit tedious for me, hence the final rating). He doesn't embellish nor does he wallow. irlamlive.co.uk June 30th 2018 Leicestershire – TEXFEST. I read the great memoir during the height of winter, how appropriate. Great read. First it was cold. And we're hungry. In 1914, Shackleton’s boat and crew get stuck in Antarctic ice. Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, CVO, OBE was an Anglo-Irish merchant naval officer who made his reputation as an explorer during what is known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, a period of discovery characterised by journeys of geographical and scientific exploration in a largely unknown continent, without any of the benefits of modern travel methods or radio communication. Surprisingly humorous at points, an excellent good read about human endurance in the face of overwhelming adversity. Brrrrrrrrrrrr. Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2018. Unable to add item to List. Inspirational. It can be a struggle at times, especially the start where it's pages and pages of movements and geographic locations and movements of the endurance. Shackleton must have been an extraordinary individual however an engaging author he was not. Enough has been said about the story to make any further comment redunday. When they ended up stranded, no one seemed remotely surprised. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Seriously, I'm really cold. The account is absent the drama that would have most certainly marked this expedition. Written by Shackleton himself you can tell he is an explorer (this won’t win any writing awards) but is fairly accessible and easy to follow. I could really go. And then it got really cold. The story was amazing, but I can’t decide if they were amazingly brave and perseverant, or just a bit stupid. Description: [i], 439, 6, 10 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm: Responsibility: by Robert Lee Durham. An illustration of an audio speaker. And phewy, it's really freaking cold. Reviewed in the United States on August 14, 2020. You can know that going in, and. Quite simply awesome. South is his recounting of this expedition. "Difficulties are just things to overcome, after all." His descriptions of the phenomena and experiences in the Antarctic were vivid, and the personal insights into their unlikely survival were inspiring. We don't have a whole lot to eat, either. No other book has shaped me the way that To Kill a Mockingbird has." Nevertheless it is a great story and one worth reading. One feels ‘the dearth of human words, the roughness of mortal speech’ in trying to describe things intangible, but a record of our journeys would be incomplete without a reference to a subject very near to our hearts.”, Extreme Classics: National Geographic's 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time, 50 Best Non-Fiction Adventure Books: The Essential Man's Library, New African American Histories and Biographies to Read Now. By all means tell me about the Vikings in Vinland, or the Maori in New Zealand, or the discovery of tropical islands… but why would anybody want to explore a frozen wasteland? "For knowledge and erudition, give me Scott. 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