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Shackleton's Boat Journey by Frank A. Worsley
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really liked it
bookshelves: fast-paced, grown-up, memoir, nonfiction

Holy mackerel! It took a little getting into because there was just so much sailing vocabulary I didn't know, but I ended up reading through without stopping (much to my chagrin tomorrow morning, I expect).

Recommended by a patron as this is the 100th anniversary of Shackleton's expedition. A surprisingly fast read and a gripping adventure, plus the added thrill of being a memoir by a man who actually referred to Sir Ernest* as "Shacks."

*("For scientific discover, give me Scott; for speed and efficiency of travel, give me Amundsen; but when disaster strikes and all hope is gone, get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton." says the jacket.)
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Reading Progress

March 2, 2016 – Started Reading
March 2, 2016 – Shelved
March 2, 2016 – Shelved as: fast-paced
March 2, 2016 – Shelved as: grown-up
March 2, 2016 – Shelved as: memoir
March 2, 2016 – Shelved as: nonfiction
March 2, 2016 – Finished Reading

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