South

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - History - 320 pages
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Captain Mackintosh and his party left the Aurora' on the evening of January 25. They had nine dogs and one heavily loaded sledge, and started off briskly to the accompaniment of a cheer from their shipmates. The dogs were so eager for exercise after their prolonged confinement aboard the ship that they dashed forward at their best speed, and it was necessary for one man to sit upon the sledge in order to moderate the pace. Mackintosh had hoped to get to Hut Point that night, but luck was against him.

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Riveting story with incredible photographs. - Goodreads
Unfortunately, he was not an amazing writer. - Goodreads
Shackleton's a surprisingly good writer, though. - Goodreads

Review: South: The story of Shackleton's last expedition 1914 - 1917

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Shackleton was an amazing explorer, and this is the story of his most amazing expedition. Unfortunately, he was not an amazing writer. The story is well worth reading about in other sources--National ... Read full review

Review: South: The story of Shackleton's last expedition 1914 - 1917

User Review  - Drew - Goodreads

It's truly incredible that someone could be such a badass that they could make the most harrowing journey sound so so boring. Shackleton's the man, but holy shit that was brutal (which I suppose is appropriate). Read full review

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