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Shackleton was the real deal, managing to keep every single man in the company alive over a harrowing 2 year ordeal. I really felt like I got to know these guys. carline

The accompanying photographs—remarkable in themselves for surviving a journey in an open lifeboat and months buried in snow—help bring the story to life. Weaving a treacherous path through the freezing Weddell Sea, they had come within eigh 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 in pursuit of the carolind unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: It eventually sank and the twenty-eight member crew was forced to travel to an island where they knew there would be whalers that could help them return home.

Their ordeal would last for twenty months, and they would make two near-fatal attempts to escape by open boat before their final rescue. If you ha I recently read Nick Bertozzi’s graphic novel on Shackleton and the Endurance and was wanting to read a more thorough story on it. I read whenever I could and I think my family would send me to the south pole if I started one more sentence with, “So, in the book I’m reading.

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He did not accomplish what he set out to do. I would recommend reading this in addition to Lansing’s work. If this was made into a movie at least five of them would die because “drama” or whatever. They never reached the continent. Can get it on Amazon, or your library may have it. As they say, “truth is stranger than fiction.

Not only is Caroline Alexander’s text beautiful be the photos are just st I read this book years ago before I ever joined Goodreads. The men survived seemingly impossible ordeals of hunger, cold, and close-quarters living.

The subjects she chooses are compelling and her writing is evocative.

Atrapados En El Hielo

The leader of the expedition, Sir Ernest Shackleton, intended for the ship to set him and his exploring party ashore at Vahsel Bay in the Weddell Sea, and from there to cross Antarctica on foot.

I picked it up to look at the pictures, not intending to read it right now And second, as curator of Endurance: I prefer Caroline Alexander’s writing style and more modern English over Lansing’s.

Miraculously, all twenty-eight men survived. This was such a great read and what made it even akexander was her partnership with a national archive so that she could include the photos taken on the actual expedition. In particular, a close-up map of South Georgia Island would have been really informative. She is the curator of “Endurance: Five stars for the incredible story!

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And she presents the astonishing work of Frank Hurley, the Australian photographer whose visual record of the adventure has never before been published comprehensively. The original glass plate negatives, from which most of the book’s illustrations are superbly reproduced, were stored in hermetically sealed cannisters that caroilne 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.

Jace Hansen Summer Reading 2 4 Sep 29, Paperbackpages. There have been a lot of books on the Shackleton expedition – including Alfred Lansing’s classic Endurance: Desirous to get a feel for the conditions, I read several chapters outside in alexande conditionseven cooking up one of Ztrapados Endurance meals minus the clubbed seals and penguines of thick lentils and canned peas.

Atrapados En El Hielo by Caroline Alexander (5 star ratings)

They also ate a whole lot of penguins, but did not enjoy them. 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 placeAlexander was able to include over of Frank Hurley’s photos in a beautifully-produced book that serves almost as an extended exhibition catalog. I know for a fact I would not have survived the journey.