Shackleton's Boat Journey: The Narrative from the Captain of the 'Endurance'

Shackleton's Boat Journey: The Narrative from the Captain of the 'Endurance'

by Frank Arthur A. Worsley
     
 
F.A. Worsely was the skipper of the Endurance, the ship used by Sir Ernest Shackleton in his 1914-1916 expedition to Antarctica, and this is his account of that perilous trip. The Endurance was crushed by ice, and the ship's party of twenty-eight drifted on an ice floe for five months, finally reaching an uninhabited island. From there Shackleton,

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F.A. Worsely was the skipper of the Endurance, the ship used by Sir Ernest Shackleton in his 1914-1916 expedition to Antarctica, and this is his account of that perilous trip. The Endurance was crushed by ice, and the ship's party of twenty-eight drifted on an ice floe for five months, finally reaching an uninhabited island. From there Shackleton, Worsley, and four others sailed in a small boat to South Georgia, an island eight hundred miles away, to find rescue.

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New Yorker
Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922) was one of the most indomitable and, in some ways, the most luckless of the Antarctic explorers of the early twentieth century, and this remarkable book...shows him both luckless and lucky, and supremely cool and courageous throughout....Worsely writes without heroics...but he makes us feel to our marrow the [conditions] that the party endured before all hands were rescued....Worsely emerges from his narrative every inch as stalwart a man as the leader he revered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515044867
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/1978

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