By Roland Huntford
New York: Atheneum, 1986, First American Edition. Thick sm4to, 24 cm, [xx], 774pp., (1). 59 black-and-white photographic plates, 9 text maps & cartographic endpapers. Index. Publisherâ€™s black cloth with silver foil on cover, white cloth spine with bright gilt titles. A near fine copy with no prior ownership markings, no foxing, folds or tears, tight un-cracked hinges, and a near fine un-clipped dust jacket.â€“Rosove 176.B2.
â€śA brilliant piece of research by Huntford, drawing on numerous unpublished sources including important diaries of Shackleton associates that became available for review after Margery and James Fisherâ€™s biography of 1959. This book and the biographies by Hugh Robert Mill and the Fishers are the principle Shackleton reference works. Huntford presents by far a more balanced and credible review of Shackleton than he did with Scott.â€ť â€” Rosove
With: original New York Times book review of Shackleton by Roland Huntford.