Antarctica with Endurance

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“Now comes the actual work itself–the fight will be good.”–Ernest Shackleton, Endurance

  • Here’s what happens:
    • This is the true account of Ernest Shackleton’s voyage across Antarctica–and the resultant disaster.
  • It’s good because:
    • It’s a pretty interesting tale, and Shackleton is a fascinating explorer and leader. It’s hard for me to relate to the desire to spend months trekking across Antarctica, but this story of survival and leadership is compelling nevertheless.
  • Read if:
    • You’re like me, and have developed a very niche interest in exploration history–especially in regards to the gruesome and daring stories of disasters. I’m not sure what exactly about these stories has piqued the interest of my inner voyeur, but ever since Into Thin Air and In the Heart of the Sea, I can’t help but devour these tales of survivalism in nature’s most unforgiving climates.

Up next: Italy with Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter!

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