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Released September 16, 2021
ISBN 9780241356715

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Pre-order the enthralling new biography of Ernest Shackleton by the world's greatest living explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

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. What followed became legend.

Throughout
the long, dark Antarctic winter, Shackleton fights for his life and the
lives of his men - enduring freezing temperatures, a perilous lifeboat
journey through the ice-strewn sea, and a punishing march across the
South Georgia glaciers to seek the one slim chance they have of rescue.
Their situation is disastrous.

Their survival would become
history's most enthralling adventure. Yet Shackleton's critics have
argued that the expedition was always doomed to fail. And that had Endurance not been destroyed by ice, his men would have suffered a slow and horrible death before completing their journey.

No
previous biographer has experienced even a tiny taste of the polar hell
on earth endured by Shackleton and his men. That cannot be said of Sir
Ranulph Fiennes, who has been described as 'our greatest living
explorer'. From Shackleton's pursuit of adventure as a young merchant
seamen, through his rivalry with Captain Scott, culminating in the two
remarkable expeditions to Antarctica that revealed his unrivalled
leadership and personal courage under the most extreme of circumstances,
Fiennes brings the story vividly and viscerally to life, his own
near-death on the ice, fifty years after his subject's death, providing
the necessary proof to silence Shackleton's critics once and for all in a
book that is part celebration, part vindication and all adventure.

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