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Frank A. Worsley was the captain of the H.M.S. , the ship used by the legendary explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton in his 1914-16 expedition to the Antarctic. On its way to the Antarctic continent the became trapped and then crushed by ice, and the ship's party of twenty-eight drifted on an ice floe for five months. Finally reaching an uninhabited island, Shackleton, Worsley, and four others sailed eight hundred miles in a small boat to the island of South Georgia, an astounding feat of navigation and courage. All hands survived this ill-fated expedition; as Worsley writes, "By self-sacrifice and throwing his own life into the balance, [Shackleton] saved every one of his men . . . although at times it had looked unlikely that one could be saved." "This remarkable book . . . shows [Shackleton] both luckless and lucky, and supremely cool and courageous throughout. Worsley writes without heroics . . . but makes us feel to the marrow the conditions that the party endured before all hands were rescued."--  "Worsley's account of that journey is a breath-taking story of courage, skill and determination under the most appalling conditions."--Sir Edmund Hillary

Synopsis:

The astounding and inspiring true story behind the forthcoming Wolfgang Petersen film : the firsthand account of an incredible Antarctic adventure. "One of the great survival stories of all time."--

About the Author

A native New Zealander, Frank A. Worsley served as a reserve officer in the Royal Navy before becoming captain of the Endurance. He commanded two ships in World War I, for which he was decorated, sailed with Shackleton again in 1921, and in 1925 was the joint leader of the British Arctic Exploration. Worsley died in 1943.

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ISBN:
9780393318647
Introduction:
Hillary, Edmund
Author:
Hillary, Edmund
Introduction by:
Hillary, Edmund
Introduction:
Hillary, Edmund
Author:
Worsley, Frank Arthur
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
Sailing - Narratives
Subject:
Antarctica
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Shackleton, ernest henry, sir, 1874-1922
Subject:
Shackleton, Ernest Henry
Subject:
Nautical-Ships and Ship History
Subject:
Arctic and Antarctic-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illustrations
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.28x5.58x.56 in. .60 lbs.

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