Tuesday, March 31

10E2440: Shackleton's Journey - William Grill

 Images via publisher Flying Eye Books

The true tale of Ernest Shackleton and crew on their Endurance expedition would not be believed if a fairy tale. And may not be a first guess as a children's book (though better than Scott's journey to the Antarctic - the jokes really tail off at the end...).

This is a fascinating, descriptive, illustrated account of early 20thC exploration and daring-do. The story demands it really. Super human leadership and willpower and *ahem* endurance shown by the crew. Come on, at one point they spent over a year camping out on an ice floe... #mindblown

Lots more of this in Robert Lansing's fantastic 1959 book Endurance.