An illustration of a heart shape Donate. Then Shackleton and a few crew members have to drag smaller boats across the ice to open water to sail to a whaling station to get help for the crew members left behind. 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? It was epic stuff all the way. I probably would have given 3 stars had I not already read "Endurance". Refresh and try again. There's a lot of stuff about lattitude and longitude, and 5000 different ways to describe cold and snow and ice! It is a quiet and yet powerful tale of friendship with beautiful illustrations. As it was, he had to be hauled on a sledge for the last slog by his two exhausted team-mates, as he was too weakened to carry on unaided... Polar exploration never interested me when I was younger. You can know that going in, and think, huh, people going to the south pole in 1914...yadda yadda. Shackleton clearly knew this and ultimately that's how he turned disaster into somewhat of a triumph. Brrrrrrrrrrrr. I wish he'd elaborated on certain areas but as stated above I understand why he didn't. Avg. … The ice crushes the boat so the crew has to travel across the ice to land. Frigid! To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. I'm glad I read them in this order, as the former read more as a novel, giving a better description of the cast of characters and was organized in a more dramatic fashion. And phewy, it's really freaking cold. Having read Endurance last month, I so appreciated Mallory's recommendation to follow up with Shackleton's own account! Read 492 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. "For knowledge and erudition, give me Scott. Start by marking “South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917” as Want to Read: Error rating book. This story. There is genuine heroism, and there is real humanity here. Something went wrong. It's amazing such a story as this is true, but the book gets quite boring in parts. Reviewed in the United States on January 31, 2015, Reviewed in the United States on November 2, 2016. I know that during that long and racking march of thirty-six hours over the unnamed mountains and glaciers of South Georgia it seemed to me often that we were four, not three. If you have any question about this novel, Please don't hesitate to contact us or translate team. Our need to explore, to know everything, to leave no stone unturned, is both exciting and destructive. At the outbreak of WWI Shackleton had outfitted two ships and crews to try a continental crossing of the Antarctic. Brrrrrrrrrrrr. It also highlights the importance of maintaining a positive attitude. We don't have a whole lot to eat, either. I especially have a thing for Mr. Shackleton, the great heroic failure of the Edwardian era. Excellent. 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. It is simply the recounting of an expedition gone disastrously wrong. Relive the dawn of the South Park era, with legendary episodes of the groundbreaking, Emmy® Award-winning animated classic. All of it. Come visit Novelonlinefull.com sometime to read the latest chapter of The Call Of The South. Things are bad enough without having to make them seem worse and the bravery his leadership inspired needs no exaggeration. Sir Ernest's work is rather dry and tremendously understated. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. The account is absent the drama that would have most certainly marked this expedition. At some point Shackleton not. More. 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