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Shackleton

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ISBN-10: 068911429X

ISBN-13: 9780689114298

Edition: N/A

Authors: Roland Huntford

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List price: $29.95
Publisher: Scribner
Binding: Children's Board Books 
Pages: 452
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Preface
Acknowledgments
Prologue: "Great Shack!"
Anglo-Irish background
Round the Horn
A path to fame and fortune?
National Antarctic Expedition
Discovery
A protean world of ice
Polar travel
Polar night
Dogs and diet
The southern journey
Race for life
Invalided home
A new and better path?
"An east-windy, west-endy place"
Prospects, but no work
British Antarctic Expedition, 1907
Seven months to prepare
When Nimrod sailed
A broken promise
McMurdo Sound
The conquest of Mount Erebus
Midwinter
"A glorious day for our start"
Furthest South
March or die
National Hero
Sir Ernest's debts
Hungarian mines
"A bit of a floating gent"
Endurance
South Georgia
Pack ice at 59[degree]28'
Two helpless hulks
"The secret of our unanimity"
Death agony of Endurance
Responsibility to Shackleton
"So now we'll go home"
From Ocean Camp to Patience Camp
Escape by a hair's breadth
"We can only wait and see"
Into the open sea
Half-way house
Tension on Elephant Island
Relief preparations
The open-boat journey
A slight change of course
The line that divides success from failure
King Haakon Bay
The crossing of South Georgia
A trio of scarecrows
"Urgent need immediate rescue"
Cape Wild
Aurora and the end of the expedition
South America and Northern Russia
Quest
Epilogue: The Fourth Presence
Appendices
Note on units
Abbreviations
Notes
Sources
Index