The Shackleton Letters. Behind The Scenes Of The Nimrod Expedition

By: Daly Regina W.

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Book Condition: 360pp, hardback, Fine in Fine dw. A Limited Edition of 450 copies, individually numbered, with bookplate signed by Regina W. Daly.


Ernest Shackleton was obsessed by the Antarctic. He was disappointed at his showing during Scott's Discovery expedition and he wanted to be the first to the South Pole, partly for glory but also because he felt he had to redeem himself. Raising money was fraught with difficulty but in 1907 he finally set sail, aboard the Nimrod. Here, gathered together for the first time, are some 160 letters and telegrams exploring his endeavours to find finance and to prepare for the expedition. His emotions are revealed through personal correspondence with Scott, Dr Edward Wilson, Sir Clements Markham and many others. The last section of the book reproduces Shackleton's intimate letters to his wife, Emily, and to Elspeth Beardmore, for whom he had a deep affection. Many of these letters have never before been published.

Title: The Shackleton Letters. Behind The Scenes Of The Nimrod Expedition

Author Name: Daly Regina W.

Categories: Polar,

Edition: 2009 First Edition

Publisher: The Erskine Press: 2009

ISBN Number: 1852971010

ISBN Number 13: 9781852971014

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: 360pp, hardback, Fine in Fine dw. A Limited Edition of 450 copies, individually numbered, with bookplate signed by Regina W. Daly.

Seller ID: 69516

Keywords: POLAR SOUTH - polar exploration mountaineering alpinism bergsteigen antarctic antarctica south pole discovery travel shackleton amundsen scott antarktis antarctique polaire nimrod signed