Kirsten's Reviews > Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and The Endurance

Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World by Jennifer Armstrong
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Sep 05, 2009

it was amazing
Read in September, 2009

Genre: non-fiction, historical, heroes, adventure

An amazing true story of a crew of men who narrowly escaped an icy death in the dead winter of the South Pole. It's historical but it's also a climbing narrative throughout. It's an inspiring story of survival, heroes, loyalty, dedication, and determination. There are three things that really stand out in the story: 1) The photographs really make the story come to life--you see that they really were real people. 2) The heroic example of The Boss Shackleton and his loyalty to his men is an inspiration for the ages. 3) The divine help they must have received to make it through the terrible journey was even recognized by members of the crew. A great read!

Ranking: *****

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