Shackleton's boat journey / F.A. Worsley ; with an introduction by Sara Wheeler.
Contributor(s): Wheeler, Sara.Material type: TextPublisher: London : Pimlico, 1999Description: 220 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0712665749 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Shackleton, Ernest Henry, Sir, 1874-1922 -- Travel | Shackleton, Ernest Henry, Sir, 1874-1922 -- Travel -- Antarctic regions | Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1917) | Explorers -- Great Britain | Antarctica -- Discovery and explorationDDC classification: 919.8904
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
The first-hand account of an incredible Antarctic adventure - one of the great survival stories of all times.<br> <br> Frank A. Worsley was the Captain of the H. M. S. Endurance, the ship used by the legendary explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton in his 1914-16 expedition to the Antarctic. On its way to the Antarctic continent the Endurance became trapped and then crushed by ice, and the ship's party of twenty-eight drifted in an ice floe for five months. Finally reaching an uninhabited island, Shackleton, Worsley and four others sailed eight hundred miles in a small boat to the island of South Georgia, an astounding feat of navigation and courage. All hands survived this ill-fated expedition; as Worsley writes, 'By self-sacrifice and throwing his own life into the balance, (Shackleton) saved every one of his men. . . although at times it looked unlikely that one could be saved. ' 'A remarkable book. . . Worsley writes without heroics. . . but makes us feel to the marrow the conditions that the party endured before all hands were rescued. ' New Yorker.
New Zealand author.
Original ed.: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 1940.
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