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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 Scotts 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 Wheelers 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:
9780375754548
Author:
Wheeler, Sara
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
British
Subject:
Antarctica
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
Mountaineering
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Paperbacks
Series Volume:
GTR-550
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-PP PHOTO INSERT and 3 MAPS
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.05x5.15x.80 in. .59 lbs.

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