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The Lost Men: The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party

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The untold story of the last odyssey of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration

Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 Antarctic endeavor is legend, but for sheer heroism and tragic nobility, nothing compares to the saga of the Ross Sea party. This crew of explorers landed on the opposite side of Antarctica from the Endurance with a mission to build supply depots for Shackleton’s planned crossing of the continent. But their ship disappeared in a gale, leaving ten inexperienced, ill-equipped men to trek 1,356 miles in the harshest environment on earth. Drawing on the men’s own journals and photographs, The Lost Men is a masterpiece of historical adventure, a book destined to be a classic in the vein of Into Thin Air.

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Long overshadowed by the mission Shackleton's men bargained their lives to sustain, this heartrending story of survival against all odds gets its due in this surprising account of the final journey of the heroic age of polar expedition.

About the Author

Kelly Tyler-Lewis, a historian, is Visiting Scholar of the Scott Polar Research Institute of the University of Cambridge, England. Her research took her to Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica, where she spent two months with the U.S. Antarctic Program.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143038511
Author:
Tyler-lewis, Kelly
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Tyler-Lewis, Kelly
Author:
Tyler-Lewis, Kelly
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-page b/w photo insert; b/w maps throu
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.38x5.56x.90 in. .81 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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