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His name is synonymous with leadership, perseverance and physical courage. This biography of Ernest Shackleton tells the full account of the man, his life, and his four journeys to the Antarctic.'

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A European best-seller originally published in Sweden in 1987 and translated into English for the first time, the author's memoir of the Holocaust recounts how she gave herself up to the Gestapo in order to protect her mother. "

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