South with Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917 If you have any interest in exploration or beautiful photography, you will surely enjoy this wonderful collection of Frank Hurley's photographs. Even more incredible when you realize that these are from the plates that Hurley and Shackleton decided not to smash in order to lighten the load for the journey across the ice.
Alone: The Classic Polar Adventure by Richard Byrd. This is truly one of the classics of polar exploration literature. In 1934, Byrd spends the entire winter alone at the south pole, and struggles to keep his life and sanity intact with no hope of rescue until the spring.