The Boss

Review by Cherry-Garrard of Shackleton’s South: The Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917, though not a very substantial one. J.M. Wordie found it very irritating, according to some notes at NLS.

p. 396, calls the Ross Sea Party pitiful, a place where he too had been: Some of us should have died several times from playing about on sea-ice, and it is just good joss, or Providence, that we did not…. Shackleton must forgive me if I say that he is not the same man that he was in the old ‘Discovery’ and ‘Nimrod’ days. His books betray him. He shows more depth, more understanding, more knowledge of essentials, thus a tougher mind that the man who went up the Beardmore Glacier….