Shackleton's Stowaway

Shackleton's Stowaway

Book - 2005
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A fictionalized account of the adventures of eighteen-year-old Perce Blackborow, who stowed away for the 1914 Shackleton Antarctic expedition and, after their ship Endurance was crushed by ice, endured many hardships, including the loss of the toes of his left foot to frostbite, during the nearly two-year return journey across sea and ice
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375826917
Characteristics: 517 p. : map ; 22 cm


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Apr 18, 2010

I'm not big on historical fiction, but I didn't realize that that was what this was until I read the Epilouge. This story is an amazing book, made even better when you find yourself in an intense section of the story, only to take a break, get up, look outside and relax and remember it is just a book. Still it is hard to imagine someone going through the tradegies that our stowaway faced. This is a great read for a day when you're sick but can't sleep.


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