Thursday, February 10, 2011

What Do You Mean You Haven't Read "Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World" by Jennifer Armstrong

by Jennifer Armstrong
Submitted by: Maria
This true story is more amazing than what any fictional account could be.  Ernest Shackleton sailed to the south pole in 1914 with one goal in mind - to be the first to explorer to cross the Antarctic.  27 men accompanied him in his quest.  Their ship, the Endurance, got trapped in the ice five months into their trip.  In a daring rescue attempt, Shakleton left the Endurance with five men in a 20 foot boat headed for South Georgia Island, navigating through the rough Weddell Sea.  His men were rescued and Shackleton returned to England without losing one man.
This is an incredible adventure that is told at a fast pace and illustrated with black and white photographs.

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