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Shackleton's Stowawayby Victoria McKernan
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On October 26, 1914, Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance set sail from Buenos Aires in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in exploration: the crossing of the Antarctic continent. The crew stood on deck to watch the city fade away. All but one.
Eighteen-year-old Perce Blackborow hid below in a locker. But the thrill of stowing away with the legendary explorer would soon turn to fear. Within months, the Endurance, trapped and crushed by ice, sank. And even Perce, the youngest member of the stranded crew, knew there was no hope of rescue. If the men were to survive in the most hostile place on earth, they would have to do it on their own.
Victoria McKernan deftly weaves the hard-to-fathom facts of this famous voyage into an epic, edge-of-your-seat survival novel.
From the Hardcover edition.
Having stowed away on famed explorer Ernest Shackleton's ship, the Endurance, before it set sail for the Antarctic, eighteen-year-old Perce Blackborow's exciting journey becomes a life-and-death experience after the ship is sank by the crushing force of the ice and the surviving crew is forced to use all their combined wit, skill, and courage to stay alive. Reprint.
A fictionalized account of the adventures of eighteen-year-old Perce Blackborow, who stowed away for the 1914 Shackleton Antarctic expedition and, after their ship Endurance was crushed by ice, endured many hardships, including the loss of the toes of his left foot to frostbite, during the nearly two-year return journey across sea and ice.
Table of Contents
Shackleton's stowaway — Map — Author's note — Epilogue — Sources — Timeline - Members of the expedition — Further reading.
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