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By Endurance We Conquer: Shackleton and his Men

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By Beau Riffenburgh

The Polar Museum at SPRI has published a booklet to coincide with the centenary Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey on 21 May to commemorates the courage and endurance of Sir Ernest Shackleton CVO and his men. 'By Endurance We Conquer: Shackleton and his Men' is written by Dr Beau Riffenburgh with iconic images by Frank Hurley. The book contains an eight page essay on 'The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition' and the reader is taken on the journey via twenty images and an informative map. Hurley’s poignant images include crew life, the entrapment of the Endurance in the pack ice of the Weddell Sea, the journey to Elephant Island, the launch of the James Caird on its voyage to South Georgia, and the party rescued by the Chilean Navy vessel, the Yelcho. The book is available from the Polar Museum shop priced at £8.

Published: 2016 by Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England

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Elephant Island and Beyond

Elephant Island and Beyond

By JOHN THOMSON

The life and diaries of Thomas Orde Lees. The aristocracy of Antarctic exploration does not include the name of Thomas Orde Hans Lees. He came away from Shackleton's 1914 expedition with the reputation of being the elast popular and most criticised of the men involved in the Endurance adventire in the Weddell Sea. Previous accounts of Shackleton's adventure have unfailingly mentioned that Orde Lees was unpopular. Though they have plundered his journal for much of the detail of life on board Endurance, on the pack ice and finally on Elephant Island, the part he played in keeping the men alive has not been recoginsed. This book is a long overdue testament to a much misunderstood - and probably unfairly maligned man.

Published: 2003 by The Erskine Press

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Endurance

Endurance

By Alfred Lansing

Endurance is a re-creation of Sir Ernest Shackleton's epic adventure in the Antarctic - one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded.

Published: 0 by Phoenix Publishing

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Ice Captain - The Life of J.R Stenhouse

Ice Captain - The Life of J.R Stenhouse

By Stephen Haddelsey

Much has been written on Antarctic explorer, Ernest Shackleton. This is the story of the Endurance expeditions other hero, Joseph Russell Stenhouse (1887 1941) who, as Captain of the SS Aurora, freed the ship from pack ice and rescued the survivors of the Ross Sea shore party, deeds for which he was awarded the Polar Medal and the OBE. He was also recruited for special operations in the Arctic during the First World War, became involved in the Allied intervention in Revolutionary Russia, and was later appointed to command Captain Scott s Discovery. Stenhouse was one of the last men to qualify as a sea captain during the age of sail.

The book is now available in paperback at £14.99.

Published: 2008 by The History Press Ltd

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In Shackleton's Footsteps - A Return to the Heart of the Antarctic

In Shackleton's Footsteps -  A Return to the Heart of the Antarctic

By Henry Worsley

'In Shackleton's Footsteps' is a thrilling combination of historical and contemporary adventure and recounts the most ambitious of centenary celebrations.

In 1908, the legendary explorer Ernest Shackleton led a group of three men on a daring and death-defying attempt to become the first men to reach to reach the South Pole.

Exactly one hundred years later, a team of three men led by Henry Worsley decided to retrace the 820 mile route that Shackleton and his men had taken, then to go on to finish the journey to the Pole. Inspired by Shackleton's spirit, courage and peerless leadership, Worsley walks in his hero's footsteps and comes to truly understand the limits of human endeavour.

Published: 2011 by Virgin Books

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The Lost Men

The Lost Men

By Kelly Tyler-Lewis

In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton set forth to make history with the first-ever crossing of the Antarctic continent. He sailed into the Weddell Sea aboard the Endurance, while a ship called the Aurora sailed into the Ross Sea to create a lifeline of vital food and fuel depots to supply the epic crossing. Yet all went tragically wrong when the Aurora broke free of her moorings in an Antarctic gale and stranded ten men ashore. Left with little more than the clothing on their backs and scavenged equipment, the men vowed to carry on in the face of impossible odds. Meanwhile the rest of the Aurora crew, cast adrift at the mercy of the elements, battled for survival. The lost men struggled to save themselves and carry out their mission with little hope of rescue...

Published: 2006 by Bloomsbury Publishing, London

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Mrs Chippy's Last Expedition

Mrs Chippy's Last Expedition

By Caroline Alexander

In the annals of expeditionary history, Sir Ernest Shackleton's South - his acount of the legendary Endurance expedition - stands out as a classic. Until now however, another stiring record of this ill-fated 1914-1915 journey to the Antarctic has remained confined to the attention of specialists and scholars. It is the remarkable journal of the ship's cat, Mrs Chippy, who accompanies the carpenter Harry "Chippy" McNeish from their home in Cathcart, Scotland.

Published: 1998 by Bloomsbury Publishing, London

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Nimrod

Nimrod

By Beau Riffenburgh

Ernest Shackleton and the extraordinary story of the 1907-09 British Antarctic Expedition.

Published: 2004 by Bloomsbury Publishing, London

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Nimrod Illustrated

Nimrod Illustrated

By David M. Wilson

To celebrate the centenary of one of the most exciting expeditions of the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration comes "Nimrod Illustrated". The book is a remarkable collage of expedition photographs, paintings and ephemera in a deliberate reminiscence of the expedition scrapbooks kept by so many of the expedition participants at the time. Many of the images are rarely seen, if ever before published, whilst others are better known. Together with quotations from the diaries of expedition participants, they tell the story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909 which saw the first use of ponies and motor cars in the Antarctic; achieved the first ascent of Mount Erebus; achieved the first attainment of the south Magnetic Pole; and, took Shackleton within 100 miles of the South Geographic Pole to attain a dramatic new 'Farthest South' record. This was the expedition that made Shackleton's name as an explorer and for which he was awarded his knighthood. Edited by Dr D M Wilson, "Nimrod Illustrated" is a treat for anyone interested in Shackleton, the Antarctic, polar exploration or the atmosphere of the Edwardian age. It is a part of the well regarded series commenced with "Discovery Illustrated: Pictures from Captain Scott's First Antarctic Expedition" (2001).

Published: 2009 by Reardon Publishing, Cheltenham, England

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The Nimrod Murders

The Nimrod Murders

By Simon Beaufort

On 30th July 1907, members of the British Antarctic Expedition, led by Ernest Shackleton, sailed down the Thames on the tiny, refurbished sealer Nimrod. In the worldwide fame and glory that followed the return of Shackleton's party to civilisation, little was ever said about a dark incident that almost halted the expedition before it had even sailed.

On the eve of departure of the Nimrod, the body of the assistant biologist was found in the East India Docks. Without a doubt he had been murdered. Raymond Priestley, just short of his 21st birthday, had been appointed expedition geologist and was one of the first on the scene and it fell to him to undertake an investigation, along with Inspector William Taylor, an old school friend of Shackleton's, into the events surrounding this dark deed. He had no knowledge of the danger into which he would soon be plunged.

Published: 2011 by The Erskine Press

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Polar Castaways

Polar Castaways

By Richard McElrea & David Harrowfield

The Ross Sea Party (1914-17) of Sir Ernest Shackleton

When SirErnest Shackleton's dreams of crossing Antarctica foundered with his expedition ship 'Endurance' in the ice of the Weddel Sea in October 1915, he could only wonder what had become of his support party on the other side of the continent.

This book tells that story. The task of the Ross Sea component of the expedition was to lay the all-important depots in support of the traverse party to be led by Shackleton.

Remarkably 'Polar Castaways' provides the first in-depth account of the Ross Sea party, the drift of 'Aurora' and the relief expedition under the command of polar veteran Captain J. K. Davis.

This book fills one of the last major gaps in the literature of the 'heroic age' of polar exploration.

Published: 2004 by Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, New Zealand

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The Quest for Frank Wild

The Quest for Frank Wild

By Angie Butler

This books tells the story of the final years of Frank Wild, one of the greatest British Edwardian Polar explorers of all time. Frank Wild, Sir Ernest Shackleton's closest friend and right hand man was the only explorer to serve on five expeditions to the Antarctic during the Heroic Age.

Published: 2011 by Jackleberry Press

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Rejoice My Heart: the making of H. R. Mill's "The Life of Sir Ernest Shackelton"

Rejoice My Heart: the making of H. R. Mill's

By Emily Shackleton and Hugh Robert Mill

The private correspondence of Emily Shackleton and Hugh Robert Mill, 1922-33. Edited by Michael Rosove.

Published: 2007 by Adélie Books

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The Ross Sea Shore Party 1914-17

The Ross Sea Shore Party 1914-17

By R. W. Richards

After failing to reach the South Pole by only 97 miles on his 'Nimrod' expedition, Ernest Shackelton decided that on his next trip he would be even more adventurous - he would cross the Antarctic continent via the Pole.

His ship, the 'Endurance', would land the crossing party in the Weddell Sea whilst 'Aurora' would land a team in McMurdo Sound whose task it would be to lay food depots every 60 miles, as far south as the Beardmore Glacier.

The story of the'Endurance' is well known but the struggles of the Ross Sea Party have almost been ignored - unfairly so. It is one of the really notable polar journeys - ten men marooned with none of their own fuel, clothes or stores, yet by improvisation managing to stock depots for men who would never come.

Three men were lost and all the party suffered appalling privations before they were rescued. Their determination to succeed against all odds epitomises the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.

Published: 2003 by Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England

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Shackleton - An Irishman in Antarctica

Shackleton - An Irishman in Antarctica

By Jonathan Shackleton

Eighty years after his death, the legend of Ernest Shackleton and the extraordinary story of the Endurance South Pole expedition still hold a compelling grip on the public imagination. Trapped in drifting polar pack ice, Ernest Shackleton and his crew fought for survival against all the odds. When the Endurance was finally crushed, they were stranded on ice-floes for more than a year before reaching Elephant Island in April 1916. From there Shackleton and his five men embarked on the most remarkable rescue mission in maritime history, sailing to south Georgia across eight hundred miles of the world's roughest seas in a small open boat.

Despite failing to realize his dream of reaching the South Pole, Shackleton's story lives on because of his unique qualities of leadership and the fact that all his men survived. This compelling narrative reveals the profound influence of Shackleton's Irish and Quaker roots, offering a vivid portrait of a man whose ambition was tempered by his flawed humanity and egalitarianism. Here too are the untold stories of Shackleton's upbringing in Kildare; his time in the Merchant Navy; his 1901 voyage on the discovery with Scott; his 1907 Nimrod expedition; his marriage and love affairs; his life as public figure and politician; and the haunting story of his final, fatal expedition on the Quest.

Drawing on family records, diaries and letters - and hitherto unpublished photographs and archive material - this mesmerizing biography takes us beyond the myth to Shackleton the man, for whom 'Optimisim is true moral courage,' and whose greatest triumph was that of life over death.

Published: 2002 by Lilliput Press, Dublin

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Shackleton at South Georgia

Shackleton at South Georgia

By Robert Burton and Stephen Venables

This booklet is produced by Robert Burton in aid of the restauration of the Manager's House, the "Villa", at Stromness whaling station, where Shackleton and his two companions completed their journey to get help for their comrades on Elephant Island.

Published: 2001 by Robert Burton

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The Shackleton Letters - Behind the Scenes of the Nimrod Expedition

By Regina W Daly

Ernest Shackleton was obsessed by the Antarctic. He had written to his sister saying "You can't think what it is like to walk over places where no man has walked before." He was disappointed at his showing during Scott's Discovery Expedition - he had collapsed and Scott sent him back on the relief ship in 1903, because of his 'ill health'.

He wanted to be first to the South Pole, partly for the glory, partly for the fortune he expected to enjoy as a result of his explorations, but also because he felt he had to redeem himself.

Raising the money for the expedition was fraught with difficulties but in 1907 he finally set sail, aboard the Nimrod.

Here, gathered together for the first time, are 165 letters and telegrams exploring the inner workings of an heroic man with far-reaching dreams. His emotions are revealed through personal correspondence with Scott, Dr Edward Wilson, Sir Clements Markham and others. Many of the letters were written to him or about him and they show how the people in his world responded to him and to each other. The last section of the book reproduces Shackleton's intimate letters to his wife, Emily and to Elspeth Beardmore, for whom he had a deep affection.

Signed by Regina W. Daly.

Published: 2009 by The Erskine Press

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Shackleton's Boat Journey

By F A Worsley

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Shackleton's Boat Journey We regret this item is temporarily out of stock Introduction by Sara Wheeler. This is the classic account of Sir Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated Antarctic expedition of 1914-16 told by Frank Worsley, captain of the expedition ship, Endurance. First trapped then crushed by ice, the Endurance drifted in an ice floe for five months before reaching the barren and inhospitable Elephant Island. Certain that no rescue party would ever find them, Shackleton, Worsley and four others set off in a small boat for South Georgia leaving behind 22 men whose survival depended on the success of this desperate gamble. In a remarkable feat of courage, they made the 800-mile journey in just two weeks under the most appalling conditions imaginable. Shackleton's Boat Journey vividly recreates this extraordinary story of survival and paints a vivid portrait of one of the world's greatest explorers. 1999 by Pimlico, London £10.99 (VAT not chargeable)
Shackleton's Boat Journey In stock Introduction by Hugh Andrew. This is the classic account of Sir Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated Antarctic expedition of 1914-16 told by Frank Worsley, captain of the expedition ship, Endurance. First trapped then crushed by ice, the Endurance drifted in an ice floe for five months before reaching the barren and inhospitable Elephant Island. Certain that no rescue party would ever find them, Shackleton, Worsley and four others set off in a small boat for South Georgia leaving behind 22 men whose survival depended on the success of this desperate gamble. In a remarkable feat of courage, they made the 800-mile journey in just two weeks under the most appalling conditions imaginable. Shackleton's Boat Journey vividly recreates this extraordinary story of survival and paints a vivid portrait of one of the world's greatest explorers. 2007 by Birlinn Limited, Edinburgh £9.99 (VAT not chargeable)
Shackleton's Boat Journey We regret this item is temporarily out of stock No Introduction. This is the classic account of Sir Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated Antarctic expedition of 1914-16 told by Frank Worsley, captain of the expedition ship, Endurance. First trapped then crushed by ice, the Endurance drifted in an ice floe for five months before reaching the barren and inhospitable Elephant Island. Certain that no rescue party would ever find them, Shackleton, Worsley and four others set off in a small boat for South Georgia leaving behind 22 men whose survival depended on the success of this desperate gamble. In a remarkable feat of courage, they made the 800-mile journey in just two weeks under the most appalling conditions imaginable. Shackleton's Boat Journey vividly recreates this extraordinary story of survival and paints a vivid portrait of one of the world's greatest explorers. http://www.narrativepress.com 2001 by Narrative Press £8.09 (VAT not chargeable)

SHACKLETON'S DREAM - Fuchs, Hillary and the Crossing of Antarctica

SHACKLETON'S DREAM - Fuchs, Hillary and the Crossing of Antarctica

By Stephen Haddelsey

In November 1915, Sir Ernest Shackleton watched horrified as the grinding floes of the Weddell Sea squeezed the life from his ship, Endurance, before letting her slip silently down to her last resting place. Caught in the chaos of splintered wood, buckled metalwork and tangled rigging lay Shackleton's dream of being the first man to complete the crossing of Antarctica. Shackleton would not live to make a second attempt - but his dream lived on.

Published: 2012 by The History Press Ltd

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Shackleton's Epic

Shackleton's Epic

By Tim Jarvis

In January 2013, using the same equipment as Shackleton, eating the same food, sailing a replica of the small, keel-less boat, author, explorer and environmental scientist Tim Jarvis led a six-man crew in an attempt to recreate Shackleton's epic journey. A veteran of Antarctica's frozen wastes Tim found himself facing his greatest challenge yet - a never-ending struggle against conditions which fought him all the way.

Published: 2013 by William Collins

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Shackleton's Forgotten Men

Shackleton's Forgotten Men

By LENNARD BICKEL

When Ernest Shackleton resolved to cross Antarctica in 1915, he know the task would require two parties of men. Shackleton and his crew aimed to cross the continent - but were to meet with disaster when their ship, the Endurance, was frozen into the ice of the Weddell Sea. Meanwhile a smaller group - The Ross Sea party, led by the impetuous one-eyed captain Aeneas Mackintosh and the hard-headed Ernest Joyce - went before them and landed on the opposite side of the continent. Their mission was to haul sledges almost 2,000 miles across the harsh interior in order to set up a lifeline of depots for the coming Shackleton party. However, like the men of the Endurance, this group also lost their ship, the Aurora - along with their supplies - when a ferocious polar gale ripped it from its moorings. But Mackintosh and his men, who knew that their failure would doom Shackleton's party to starvation, refused to give up.

Published: 2001 by Pimlico, London

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Shackleton's Last Voyage

Shackleton's Last Voyage

By Frank Wild

On 17 September 1921, Sir Ernest Shackleton left London aboard the Quest, bound for the Antarctic on what would prove to be his final voyage. His second in command was Frank Wild, himself an experienced Antarctic explorer and previously Shackleton's second in command on the Endurance expedition in 1914.

On the way south, Shackleton died of a heart attack and was buried on South Georgia; Wild took command and led the expedition during its three months in the waters of the eastern Antarctic.

This book, Wild's account of the voyage of the Quest, is the story of the last expedition in what has become known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration.

Published: 2014 by Amberley Publishing

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Shackleton's Way

Shackleton's Way

By Margot Morrell

Leadership lessons from the great Antarctic explorer! Written by two veteran business observers, 'Shackleton's Way' details universal leadership tactics set against the thrilling survival story of the Endurance expedition.

A New York Times Business Bestseller.

Published: 2001 by Nicholas Brealey Publishing

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South

South

By Ernest Shackleton

2014 edition includes new maps showing the route taken by the Endurance, and after that by Shackleton, in his desperate race to find help.

Published: 2014 by Bloomsbury Publishing, London

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South - Illustrated Edition

South - Illustrated Edition

By Ernest Shackleton

Shackleton's South is one of the great books of exploration, written by a national hero, about what he called "the last great journey on earth": his Antarctic expedition in which his ship, the Endurance, was crushed by the ice, and he and his men made a 600-mile trek to reach solid land. They then embarked on a 700-mile journey in an open boat to South Georgia, followed by an epic crossing of the uncharted mountains of that island. Shackleton's account is superbly written, and the book has never ceased to enthral readers since it was first published in 1919.

This book contains over a hundred beautifully produced photographs by Frank Hurley, the official photographer of the expedition, as well as other contemporary illustrations.

Published: 1999 by Pimlico

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South - The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917

South - The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917

By Ernest Shackleton

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, CVO, OBE (1874-1922) was an Irish explorer of Anglo-Irish ancestry. He was a member of four Antarctic expeditions, three of which he led. After the Nimrod Expedition, 1907-09, he was knighted for his achievement in establishing a record furthest south latitude at 88 23'S, 97 nautical miles (180 km), from the South Pole. He is most noteworthy for leading the unsuccessful Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, often known as the "Endurance Expedition," between 1914 and 1916. Although Shackleton failed to achieve his goal of crossing the Antarctic continent on foot, he demonstrated the qualities of leadership for which he is best remembered when the expedition ship Endurance became trapped in the ice and was destroyed. Shackleton, known by his contemporaries as "the Boss," led his men to refuge on Elephant Island before heading across 800 miles (1,300 km) of the Southern Ocean to South Georgia, in an open boat with five other men. Upon reaching the remote island, Shackleton and two others crossed severe, mountainous terrain to reach a whaling station, from which he was able eventually to rescue his men on Elephant Island.

Published: 2009 by DoDo Press

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South - The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917 (The Narrative Press)

South - The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917 (The Narrative Press)

By Ernest Shackleton

Shackleton tells the story of his last expedition (1914-1917) when his ship, the Endurance, was crushed by pack ice.

Published: 2001 by The Narrative Press

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South, the Endurance Expedition

South, the Endurance Expedition

By Ernest Shackleton

This is Ernest Shackleton's gripping account of the doomed Endurance voyage. Setting out on the eve of World War I, he wanted to be the first to cross the last unknown continent but the exploration was plagued with problems.

Published: 2004 by Penguin Books, London, England

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An Unsung Hero - The remarkable story of Tom Crean

An Unsung Hero - The remarkable story of Tom Crean

By Michael Smith

Tom Crean is the unsung and inspirational hero of Antarctic exploration; now, for the first time, his astonishing life of adventure, heroism and survival against the odds is told. 'An Unsung Hero' reveals how he volunteered for Polar exploration, was one of the last to see Scott alive before his ill-fated expedition reached the South Pole and returned to bury him in the snow months later. It recounts the leading role Crean played in Shackleton's legendary 'Endurance' expedition, during which he sailed the small open 'James Caird' across the violent Southern Ocean, and his involvement in the historic crossing of South Georgia's glaciers.

Published: 2009 by The Collins Press, Cork, Ireland

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