Shackleton's Boat Journey (Paperback)
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Shackleton's Boat Journey (Paperback)

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Published: 06/05/1999
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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.'

Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780712665742
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 227 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 17 mm


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A breath-taking story of courage, skill and determination under the most appalling conditions - Sir Edmund Hillary

One of the great survival stories of our time - Library Journal

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

Simply gripping - Irish Mountain Log

A stirring account of a fascinating adventure - Sunday Tribune

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“Eye opener.”

Refreshing new angle on an old tale.This tough Kiwi`s chirpy up-beat narrative and detailed yet downplayed account of the edge of death gives an insight into how or why this impossible journey ended successfully.

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