Shackleton

Shackleton

Antarctic Odyssey

Comic Book - 2014
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Ernest Shackleton was one of the last great Antarctic explorers, and he led one of the most ambitious Antarctic expeditions ever undertaken. This is his story, and the story of the dozens of men who threw in their lot with him - many of whom nearly died in the unimaginably harsh conditions of the journey. It's an astonishing feat - and was unprecedented at the time - that all the men in the expedition survived.

Shackleton's expedition marked the end of a period of romantic exploration of the Arctic and the Antarctic, and this is as much a book about the encroaching modern world as it is about travel. But Nick Bertozzi has documented this remarkable journey with such wit and fiendish attention to detail that it's impossible not to get caught up in the drama of the voyage. Shackleton is a phenomenal accompaniment to Bertozzi's earlier graphic novel about great explorers, Lewis & Clark .

Publisher: New York : First Second, 2014.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781596434516
1596434511
Characteristics: 125 p. : ill., maps.

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ncparrish
Sep 19, 2015

The art is pretty basic & it could've been longer, but otherwise I liked this a lot.

JCLChrisK Nov 03, 2014

An engaging account of Shackleton's failed expedition that became an epic story of survival. I just wish the book had been bigger and longer, because the story would have been improved by more details and the characters would have been easier to tell apart had the illustrations been larger. But the fact that I wanted more means what was there was successful at drawing me in and holding my attention.

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comicgeek
Aug 14, 2014

really great. well drawn and told

Bhulsey Jul 23, 2014

A somewhat fictionalized graphic account of the harrowing ordeal of the Shackleton expedition to Antarctica. Some of the drama of the story is lost in Bertozzi's compressed narrative but it still serves as a good introduction to this remarkable true adventure story.

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