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100th Anniversary of Shackleton's Voyage
One hundred years ago, on December 5, 1914 Ernest Shackleton set out from South Georgia with a crew of 26 men and one stowaway, teams of sled dogs and a much-loved cat, with the goal of crossing the Antarctic continent. While his mission was aborted when his ship Endurance was crushed in the ice flows, today we celebrate the heroic journey that followed, which saw every man home again. One hundred years later the legend continues to be told, through a new graphic novel and a recently released biography of the hero, and through other books on the expedition, including the classic Endurance by Alfred Lansing, released this year in a 100th anniversary edition.
Endurance: The 100th Anniversary Edition

One hundred years ago Ernest Shackleton and his crew of 26 men (plus one stowaway) set sail for Antarctica with plans to cross the uncharted continent on foot.  But in January 1915, after six weeks of rough navigation through the closely packed ice of the Weddell Sea, the ship was trapped and, ten months later, crushed by the ice floes that had held it prisoner. And that’s just the beginning of the story.