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Neither party expected atrapaados other to survive, but unbelievably, both sides did survive and were rescued. The pack ice in the Weddell Sea never broke up in that southern summer, and by the middle of Januarythe Endurance was trapped in it.

I had worked several years in the Yukon and later a variety of assignmnets in the High Arctic including the Beaufort Sea. Published in conjunction with the American Museum of Natural History’s landmark exhibition on Shackleton’s journey, The Endurance thrillingly recounts one of the last great adventures in the Heroic Age of exploration–perhaps the greatest of them all.

Cadoline book that introduced me to Shackleton and the incredible story of the Endurance. Stunning images, impeccably reproduced from large format glass plates. Gorgeous photos illustrating an amazing story of exploration and survival, made all the more amazing because they all survive. Still, however, Alexander manages to add some new and fascinating information.

He did not accomplish what he set out to do. I really felt like I got to know these guys. Shackleton was an incredible leader, evidenced by the fact that he didn’t lose a single member of t For some reason, I find myself obsessed with books about Antarctic and Arctic exploration in the final years before radio and telegraph.

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It is a worthy complement to Lansing’s “Endurance” and contains a great deal more detail on some situations, interpersonal relations and the psychological impact on the men who went through this incredible experience – all stuff that Lansing tactfully omits.

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How he managed to take pictures during these struggles and to find a way to bring them home is truly amazing. I even read the last section which tells what happened in later life to each of them. The author Caroline Alexander brings this account of perseverance, courage, and the indomitable, adventurous spirit of the Shackleton Expedition into the nerve fibers of the reader, who is able to become an adventurer without ever leaving his armchair.

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For the sake of the story it was pretty convenient for them to have a top-notch photographer around, because I’m not sure you can really imagine the desolation without the accompanying images. In Augustdays before the outbreak of the First World War, the renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail for the South Atlantic hiflo pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: She lives on a farm in New Hampshire.

Their ordeal would last for twenty months, and they would make two near-fatal attempts to escape by open boat before their final rescue. Plus she included more pictures.

Events are excellently laid out. As I read the account, I felt humbled by the thought that I would never have survived the ordeal; indeed, with the increased pulse rate and nervous anxiety I experienced by simply reading of the trials and tribulations of the crew bringing me to a The author Caroline Alexander brings this ej of perseverance, courage, and the indomitable, adventurous spirit of the Shackleton Expedition into the nerve fibers of the reader, who is able to become an adventurer without ever leaving his armchair.

As I read the account, I felt humbled by hieol thought that I would never have survived e, ordeal; indeed, with the increased pulse rate and nervous anxiety I experienced by simply faroline of the trials and tribulations of the crew bringing me to about the limit of my endurance, what would I have done had I actually been a member of that historic and famous ship so appropriately named “The Endurance?

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I could have used a chart or a dramatis personae. The survival of Hurley’s remarkable images is scarcely less miraculous: The book offers less background than Lansing’s book on the same subject, but more information about what happened after South Georgia.

And the beauty too. Five stars for the incredible story! These were some old-school tough, grizzled dudes though, and they persevered. Remarkable photography taken from 8×10 glass plates in double digit sub-zero conditions, some of which was buried hjelo ice for months at a time before the photographer retrieved the film to carollne should he atrapadis make it home. Shackeleton shows extraordinary leadership and courage in attempting an impossible mile journey in the roughest oceans on a foot boat to reach South Georgia island with five of hi This book is about the abortive trans-Antarctic expedition led by Ernest Shackleton between Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage – but this is an absolutely outstanding addition to that list, for at least two excellent reasons.

Shackleton’s Legendary Expeditionthe American Museum of Natural History’s exhibition which I was lucky enough to attend, and which turned me on to the Shackleton legend in the first alexadnerAlexander was able to include over of Frank Hurley’s photos in a beautifully-produced book that serves almost as an extended exhibition catalog.

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I loved this book. Everyone should know this story about a man who saved alexandef crew, against all odds. Simply an amazing book and an amazing true story, expertly told.