SHACKLETON NEWS ARCHIVE
It is now quite easy to access a copy of Shackleton's own books, covering the story of the Nimrod, the Endurance and the James Caird, freely on the web.
Shackleton's book South, which embraces the ill-fated 1914-16 Imperial Transantarctic Expedition, can be accessed via the 'Cool Antarctica' website, which links to the Project Gutenberg historic texts facility. The chapters are reproduced, so navigation is easy and convenient. South is also reproduced, chapter by chapter, at the University of Adelaide's website, and can be confirmtably downloaded onto your computer direct from (amongst others) project Gutenberg.
The story of the James Caird's perilous 800-mile trip, taken from Alfred Lansing's landmark biography of the explorer, and packed full of fascinating detail, can also be found at an enjoyably offbeat site entitled 'Cap'n Crusty's Sailing Board'.