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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.