Ernest Shackleton


Born
in Kilkea, Ireland
February 15, 1874

Died
January 05, 1922

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Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, CVO, OBE was an Anglo-Irish merchant naval officer who made his reputation as an explorer during what is known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, a period of discovery characterised by journeys of geographical and scientific exploration in a largely unknown continent, without any of the benefits of modern travel methods or radio communication.

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South: The Story of Shackle...

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The Heart of the Antarctic:...

4.30 avg rating — 415 ratings — published 1909 — 25 editions
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Escape from the Antarctic

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Shackleton: His Antarctic W...

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Heart Of The Antarctic And ...

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South: Shackleton's Enduran...

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THE ANTARCTIC EXPLORATION A...

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Aurora Australis

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South (Illustrated): The St...

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More books by Ernest Shackleton…
“Difficulties are just things to overcome, after all.”
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“Men Wanted: For hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.”
Ernest Shackleton

“We had seen God in His splendors, heard the text that Nature renders. We had reached the naked soul of man.”
Ernest Shackleton, Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

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