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Shackleton's Forgotten Men: The Untold Tragedy of the Endurance Epic (Adrenaline Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

This is a dramatic true story of Antarctic tragedy and survival among the heroic group that was to lay supplies across the Great Ross Ice Shelf in preparation for the Endurance expedition. Launched by Shackleton (and led by Captain Aenaes Mackintosh), this courageous crew completed the longest sledge journey in polar history (199 days) and endured near-unimaginable deprivation. They accomplished most of their mission, laying the way for those who never came. All suffered; some died. Now Australian writer Lennard Bickel honors these forgotten heroes. Largely drawn from the author's interviews with surviving team member Dick Richards, this retelling underscores the capacity of ordinary men for endurance and noble action.

Book News Annotation:

To cross Antarctica on foot in 1915, Shackleton needed two groups: his, to make the journey across, and another to land on the other side so as to leave supplies at various points for Shackleton's party. Shackleton's group was, however, wiped out, their ship crushed by ice in the Weddell Sea. The second party's ship, the Aurora, was also destroyed along with the supplies while moored on the opposite side in McMurdo Sound. The resourceful second party, however, scavenged supplies from previous expeditions and made their journey, leaving as much as possible for Shackleton's men. Three of their number perished along the 2000-mile, bonechilling, scurvy- stricken journey. Shackleton's party was, of course, never found. Lacks notes and index. Bickel's seven books include Facing Starvation and .
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Largely drawn from the author's interviews with team member Dick Richards, Australian writer Lennard Bickel remembers forgotten heroes in a gripping account that fills in a little-known and ironic piece of the Shackleton puzzle. 16 photos.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560252566
Subtitle:
The Untold Tale of an Antarctic Tragedy
Foreword:
Lord Shackleton
Foreword:
Lord Shackleton
Author:
Bickel, Lennard
Author:
Lord Shackleton
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
Antarctica
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
Adrenaline Classics
Series Volume:
no. 962
Publication Date:
20000302
Binding:
HC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.32x6.25x1.09 in. 1.13 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Exploration » Antarctic
Travel » Travel Writing » Antarctica General
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