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antarctic, most, new and famous.
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Baughman is a distinguished scholar in antarctic history who has written this book for those of us who are not historians, don't have the time to invest in a 600 page biography, but have a curiosity about what really happened out there on the ice that resulted in shackleton's reputation both as explorer and as ideal leader
The core of the book are accurate and gripping descriptions of both the nimrod and endurance expeditions
However, having been primed by this book, perhaps many readers will decide they want to tackle a 600 page biography!finally, the book layout is very utilitarian
This fits the goal of a book to be read in a couple of hours, and the type font, although prosaic, is large enough to read even if your plane is experiencing turbulence