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Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard

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Apsley Cherry-Garrard was one of the youngest members of Robert Falcon Scott’s legendary expedition to Antarctica, the last man sent out to meet Captain Scott and his men in February 1912, when they were expected to return victorious any day from the South Pole. He embarked on his own epic journey into the Antarctic winter to collect eggs of the Emperor penguin. It was dark all the time, his teeth shattered, and the tent blew away in the cold. “But we kept our tempers,” he wrote, “even with God.” After serving in the First World War, with zealous encouragement from his neighbor George Bernard Shaw, Cherry wrote the undisputed masterpiece of polar literature, The Worst Journey in the World. But as the years progressed, he faced a terrible struggle against depression and despair. Sara Wheeler’s Cherry is the first biography of this great hero of Antarctic exploration, written with unrestricted access to his papers and with the full cooperation of his family.

About the Author

Sara Wheeler spent seven months in Antarctica in 1995 as writer in residence with the U.S. Polar Program. She is the author of Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica, an international bestseller chosen by Beryl Bainbridge as one of the best books of the year, and Travels in a Thin Country, a finalist for the Thomas Cook Award, both available from the Modern Library.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307430786
Subtitle:
A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Sara Wheeler
Author:
Wheeler, Sara
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Historical - General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
Antarctica
Subject:
British
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
Exploration-Antarctic
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Travel : Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030401
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
384

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Biography » General
Biography » Historical
History and Social Science » Arctic and Antarctic » General
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