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Shackleton

by Ranulph Fiennes

Michael Joseph

To write about Hell, it helps if you have been there. In 1915, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s attempt to traverse the Antarctic was cut short when his ship, Endurance, became trapped in ice. The disaster left Shackleton and his men alone at the frozen South Pole, fighting for their lives. Their survival and escape is the most famous adventure in history.

Shackleton is an engaging new account of the adventurer, his life and his incredible leadership under the most extreme of circumstances. Written by polar adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes – dubbed the World’s Greatest Living Explorer by the Guiness Book of Records – who followed in Shackleton’s footsteps and brings his own unique insights to bear on these infamous expeditions. Shackleton is both re-appraisal and a valediction, separating the man from the myth he has become.

 ‘Full of awe-inspiring details of hardship, resolve and weather that defies belief, told by someone of unique authority. No one is more tailor-made to tell [this] story than Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ – Newsday

‘Fiennes’ own experiences certainly allow him to write vividly and with empathy of the hell that the men went through’ – The Sunday Times