Anyone who enjoyed the recent television docu-drama will enjoy this generously illustrated book by George Plimpton, published in conjunction with A&E biography. Plimpton tells the tale of Shackleton, his life and four voyages, with verve. The account is enlivened by Plimpton's account of own adventures in Antarctica and South Georgia on the heels of the great man. With 200 well-integrated photographs, both archival and modern. (Publishers review)

(New York: DK Publishing, 2003)