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The Endurance

The Endurance

Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition

  • Author: Caroline Alexander
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • ISBN: 0307555941
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 224
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In August 1914, days 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 in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: the first crossing on foot of the Antarctic continent. Weaving a treacherous path through the freezing Weddell Sea, they had come within eighty-five miles of their destination when their ship, Endurance, was trapped fast in the ice pack. Soon the ship was crushed like matchwood, leaving the crew stranded on the floes. Their ordeal would last for twenty months, and they would make two near-fatal attempts to escape by open boat before their final rescue. Drawing upon previously unavailable sources, Caroline Alexander gives us a riveting account of Shackleton's expedition--one of history's greatest epics of survival. And she presents the astonishing work of Frank Hurley, the Australian photographer whose visual record of the adventure has never before been published comprehensively. Together, text and image re-create the terrible beauty of Antarctica, the awful destruction of the ship, and the crew's heroic daily struggle to stay alive, a miracle achieved largely through Shackleton's inspiring leadership. The survival of Hurley's remarkable images is scarcely less miraculous: The original glass plate negatives, from which most of the book's illustrations are superbly reproduced, were stored in hermetically sealed cannisters that survived months on the ice floes, a week in an open boat on the polar seas, and several more months buried in the snows of a rocky outcrop called Elephant Island. Finally Hurley was forced to abandon his professional equipment; he captured some of the most unforgettable images of the struggle with a pocket camera and three rolls of Kodak film. 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. From the Hardcover edition.

Endurance

Endurance

Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

  • Author: Alfred Lansing
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465058795
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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The harrowing tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 attempt to reach the South Pole, one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern age. In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance and set sail for Antarctica, where he planned to cross the last uncharted continent on foot. In January 1915, after battling its way through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. Thus began the legendary ordeal of Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men. For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted northwest before it was finally crushed between two ice floes. With no options left, Shackleton and a skeleton crew attempted a near-impossible journey over 850 miles of the South Atlantic's heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization. Their survival, and the survival of the men they left behind, depended on their small lifeboat successfully finding the island of South Georgia--a tiny dot of land in a vast and hostile ocean. In Endurance, the definitive account of Ernest Shackleton's fateful trip, Alfred Lansing brilliantly narrates the harrowing and miraculous voyage that has defined heroism for the modern age.

South with Endurance

South with Endurance

Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition 1914-1917 : the Photographs of Frank Hurley

  • Author: Frank Hurley
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 074322292X
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 320
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The definitive collection of photographs from the Shackleton expedition includes never-before-published images from the remarkable 1914 expedition to Antarctica.

South!

South!

The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914 - 1917

  • Author: Ernest H. Shackleton
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3861952491
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 384
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Account of the Imperial Trans-Antartic Expedition attempted by Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew. The goal of making the first land crossing of the Antartic Continent was never reached. Instead, the Endurance, Shackleton's ship, got trapped in pack ice, and Shackleton's new aim was to rescue all his crew members, in which he finally succeeded. Originally released in 1919.

Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition

Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition

The Remarkable Journal of Shackleton's Polar-Bound Cat

  • Author: Caroline Alexander
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0060932619
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 176
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The carpenter has a very fine cat who is known as "Mrs. Chippie"... -- from the diary of Commander F. A. Worsley, captain of Shackleton's Endurance When Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance became trapped in the Antarctic ice, all twenty-nine members of the crew were pushed to their limits of survival, including Mrs. Chippy, the ship's estimable cat. Fortunately for posterity, Mrs. Chippy left a diary of the ordeal. Closely based on the true events of Shackleton's heroic journey, and illustrated with authentic photographs taken by Frank Hurley, expedition photographer, Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition is a firsthand account of one of the greatest adventures in history--from a unique point of view.

Leading at the Edge

Leading at the Edge

Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition

  • Author: Dennis N. T. Perkins,Margaret P. Holtman,Jillian B. Murphy
  • Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
  • ISBN: 0814431941
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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A guide to leadership draws on Ernest Shackelton's management style during his exploration of Antarctica, providing advice on how leaders can instill optimism, set personal examples, and perservere in the face of adversity.

Shackleton's Way

Shackleton's Way

Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer

  • Author: Margot Morrell,Stephanie Capparell
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101200292
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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Lead your business to survival and success by following the example of legendary explorer Ernest Shackleton Sir Ernest Shackleton has been called "the greatest leader that ever came on God's earth, bar none" for saving the lives of the twenty-seven men stranded with him in the Antarctic for almost two years. Because of his courageous actions, he remains to this day a model for great leadership and masterful crisis management. Now, through anecdotes, the diaries of the men in his crew, and Shackleton's own writing, Shackleton's leadership style and time-honored principles are translated for the modern business world. Written by two veteran business observers and illustrated with ship photographer Frank Hurley's masterpieces and other rarely seen photos, this practical book helps today's leaders follow Shackleton's triumphant example. "An important addition to any leader's library." -Seattle Times

Endurance

Endurance

An Epic of Polar Adventure

  • Author: Frank Arthur Worsley
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393319941
  • Category: History
  • Page: 310
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The full story of the doomed expedition of the Endurance and the rescue of its crew from a seemingly hopeless situation in the deadly cold of Antarctica offers a tribute to Ernest Shackleton's inspiring and courageous leadership.

Shackleton's Heroes

Shackleton's Heroes

The Epic Story of the Men Who Kept the Endurance Expedition Alive

  • Author: Wilson McOrist
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1510710760
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
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The Unbelievable Story of Six Men Who Trekked Across the Great Ice Barrier in Support of Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition One hundred years ago, Sir Ernest Shackleton embarked on the legendary 1914–1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, defying the odds and accomplishing one of history’s most remarkable feats of endurance while narrowly escaping death, even though his crew failed in their mission to cross Antarctica. His story, inflated by time and celebrity, has come to personify the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Less well known, however, is the incredible but often forgotten tale of the Mount Hope Party (also known as the Ross Sea party)—six men who worked in the shadow of Shackleton’s greater cause. Sent to the opposite side of the Polar continent, these men dropped life-saving food and fuel depots across the Great Ice Barrier, ensuring that Shackleton had the supplies necessary to complete his mission. Unaware of Shackleton’s own failed task, the party persevered in their mission, facing insurmountable obstacles of life on the ice—exhaustion, starvation, and crippling frostbite—risking their lives for the safety of his. Stitching together the previously unpublished diaries of these unsung heroes, McOrist documents their pain and suffering, as well as the humor and camaraderie necessary for their survival. An incomparable record of sheer heroism and tragedy, Shackleton’s Heroes tells a story that history ought to remember—one of the indomitable human spirit in the most extreme conditions.

Shackleton's Boat Journey

Shackleton's Boat Journey

  • Author: Frank Arthur Worsley
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393318647
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 220
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A first-hand account of the voyage to safety, led by Worsley, of six men stranded for six months on the Antarctic ice pack when their expedition's ship was crushed by the ice

Sailing Alone Around the World

Sailing Alone Around the World

  • Author: Joshua Slocum,Applewood Books (CRT)
  • Publisher: Applewood Books
  • ISBN: 1557099170
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 316
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In 1895, at the age of 51, Captain Joshua Slocum left Boston on his sloop Spray. Three years later, after sailing single-handed 46,000 miles around the world, Slocum returned to Newport, Rhode Island. Through this, he was revered by sailors and adventurers around the world. The story of this journey is a classic tale of achievement in the face of overwhelming odds. ""'Walden' without the training wheels."" -Nathaniel Philbrick

Shackleton's Stowaway

Shackleton's Stowaway

  • Author: Victoria McKernan
  • Publisher: Laurel Leaf
  • ISBN: 9780307545664
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 336
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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.

Ice Story

Ice Story

Shackleton's Lost Expedition

  • Author: Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780395915240
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 120
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Describes the events of the 1914 Shackleton Antarctic expedition, when the ship the Endurance was crushed in a frozen sea and the men made the perilous journey across ice and stormy seas to reach inhabited land.

South

South

The Endurance Expedition to Antarctica

  • Author: Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781876485092
  • Category: Antarctica
  • Page: 321
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The Lost Men

The Lost Men

The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party

  • Author: Kelly Tyler-Lewis
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781440628580
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 384
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The untold story of the last odyssey of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 Antarctic endeavor is legend, but for sheer heroism and tragic nobility, nothing compares to the saga of the Ross Sea party. This crew of explorers landed on the opposite side of Antarctica from the Endurance with a mission to build supply depots for Shackleton’s planned crossing of the continent. But their ship disappeared in a gale, leaving ten inexperienced, ill-equipped men to trek 1,356 miles in the harshest environment on earth. Drawing on the men’s own journals and photographs, The Lost Men is a masterpiece of historical adventure, a book destined to be a classic in the vein of Into Thin Air.

The White Darkness

The White Darkness

  • Author: David Grann
  • Publisher: Doubleday
  • ISBN: 0385544588
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
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By the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with color photographs Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces officer who believed in honor and sacrifice. He was also a man obsessed. He spent his life idolizing Ernest Shackleton, the nineteenth-century polar explorer, who tried to become the first person to reach the South Pole, and later sought to cross Antarctica on foot. Shackleton never completed his journeys, but he repeatedly rescued his men from certain death, and emerged as one of the greatest leaders in history. Worsley felt an overpowering connection to those expeditions. He was related to one of Shackleton's men, Frank Worsley, and spent a fortune collecting artifacts from their epic treks across the continent. He modeled his military command on Shackleton's legendary skills and was determined to measure his own powers of endurance against them. He would succeed where Shackleton had failed, in the most brutal landscape in the world. In 2008, Worsley set out across Antarctica with two other descendants of Shackleton's crew, battling the freezing, desolate landscape, life-threatening physical exhaustion, and hidden crevasses. Yet when he returned home he felt compelled to go back. On November 13, 2015, at age 55, Worsley bid farewell to his family and embarked on his most perilous quest: to walk across Antarctica alone. David Grann tells Worsley's remarkable story with the intensity and power that have led him to be called "simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today." Illustrated with more than fifty stunning photographs from Worsley's and Shackleton's journeys, The White Darkness is both a gorgeous keepsake volume and a spellbinding story of courage, love, and a man pushing himself to the extremes of human capacity.

In Shackleton's Footsteps

In Shackleton's Footsteps

A Return to the Heart of the Antarctic

  • Author: Henry Worsley
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 076277567X
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 256
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On October 29, 1908, a party of four men, led by Ernest Shackleton, set out to be the first to reach the South Pole. Three months later, their mission was in ruins and they faced certain death if they carried on. Just ninety-seven miles from the South Pole, Shackleton turned back. One hundred years later, in October 2008, a team that included descendants of that original party, led by Henry Worsley, set out from Shackleton’s hut to celebrate the centenary of his expedition by retracing the exact 870-mile route and going on to finish the last ninety-seven miles. This captivating book explores the history of the original expedition and reasons behind its failure, while capturing the meticulous planning, fundraising, and training for the new expedition. It includes riveting accounts of the team’s first days on the ice, Christmas on the polar plateau, the brutal reality of crossing the Beardmore Glacier, and the final miles to the South Pole. In Shackleton's Footsteps is a unique story of adventure, pioneering spirit, settling old family business, and man’s triumph over nature.

Shackleton

Shackleton

Antarctic Odyssey

  • Author: Nick Bertozzi
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1596434511
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 128
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A graphic recounting of explorer Ernest Shackleton's ambitious journey to Antarctica dramatically illuminates the unprecedented expedition that cost many of his companions their lives. By the best-selling illustrator of Houdini: The Handcuff King. Original.

Endurance

Endurance

  • Author: Alfred Lansing
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 9780786708420
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 277
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A well-researched story brilliantly recounts how twenty-eight men battled against almost insuperable odds in 1914 to return to civilization after their ship Endurance sank near the South Pole, now available in a deluxe gift edition featuring eighty-four spectacular photographs. Reprint.