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In 1914, as the shadow of war falls across Europe, a party led by veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton sets out to become the first to traverse the Antarctic continent. Their initial optimism is short-lived, however, as the ice field slowly thickens, encasing the ship Endurance in a death-grip, crushing their craft, and marooning 28 men on a ploar ice floe.

In an epic struggle of man versus the elements, Shackleton leads his team on a harrowing quest for survival over some of the most unforgiving terrain in the world. Icy, tempestuous seas full of gargantuan waves, mountainous glaciers and icebergs, unending brutal cold, and ever-looming starvation are their mortal foes as Shackleton and his men struggle to stay alive.

What happened to those brave men forever stands as a testament to their strength of will and the power of human endurance.

This is their story, as told by the man who led them.

Synopsis:

Comparable to "Into Thin Air" and "Alive, " this first-hand account of the expedition which is the subject of the "New York Times" bestseller "The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Arctic Expedition" is written by the leader of the fateful expedition. Includes 16 pages of original photos by Frank Hurley, official expedition photographer.

About the Author

Sir Ernest Shackleton, C.V.O. (1874-1922) is regarded as perhaps the greatest of all Antarctic explorers. He was a member of Captain Scott's 1901-1903 expedition to the South Pole, and in 1907 led his own expedition on the whaler Nimrod, coming within ninety-seven miles of the South Pole, the feat for which he was knighted. The events of that expedition are chronicled in his first book, The Heart of the Antarctic. He is considered one of England's greatest heroes for his actions during the ill-fated Endurance expedition, leading all of his men to safety after being marooned for two years on the polar ice. South is his recounting of this expedition. He died at age forty-seven during his final expedition, and was buried in the whaler's cemetary on South Georgia Island in the South Atlantic.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451198808
Author:
Hurley, Frank
Author:
Hurley, Frank
Author:
Shackleton, Ernest Henry
Publisher:
Signet Book
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Antarctica
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series Volume:
15
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.80x4.26x1.26 in. .51 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Comparable to "Into Thin Air" and "Alive, " this first-hand account of the expedition which is the subject of the "New York Times" bestseller "The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Arctic Expedition" is written by the leader of the fateful expedition. Includes 16 pages of original photos by Frank Hurley, official expedition photographer.
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