I've nearly finished reading Shackleton's account of his 1914 expedition to the Antarctic. South: the story of Shackleton's 1914-1917 expedition by Shackleton I downloaded the book for free, yes free!! from Project Guttenberg, and have used a Sony E Reader. The e reader is a great bit of kit, although with this kind of book, you really need to be able to quickly study the maps, to get the fullest understanding. http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/world/readfile?fk_files=118828 The book is actually an excellent read. The first few chapters are a bit bone, but once the shit starts to hit the fan, the account becomes quite a page turner. Shackleton writes at his best, when describing moments of absolute terror. The expedition left the UK about one week into the Great War. Throughout all their time away, they had no news of the situation at the front, they honestly thought the war had been settled within a few weeks of them leaving in 1914. After their rescue in Aug 1916, many of his men were itching to join the fight in France and Flanders, and indeed some of those men later died on the battlefield. They were remarkable men. Shackleton himself died in 1922. I quite fancy looking about for another take on the expedition, any ideas?