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Shackleton's Boat Journey
     

Shackleton's Boat Journey

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by Frank Arthur Worsley
 

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This is an account of the Shackleton boat journey. The journey began in August 1914 in London and the next the world knew of Shackleton was in May 1916, when three ragged men staggered into the whaling station at Grytviken on South Georgia. Written by the Captain of the Endurance, the ship used by Shackleton on his 1914-16 ill-fated journey, this book is a remarkable

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This is an account of the Shackleton boat journey. The journey began in August 1914 in London and the next the world knew of Shackleton was in May 1916, when three ragged men staggered into the whaling station at Grytviken on South Georgia. Written by the Captain of the Endurance, the ship used by Shackleton on his 1914-16 ill-fated journey, this book is a remarkable tale of courage and bravery in the face of extreme odds and a vivid portrait of one of the world's greatest explorers.

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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:
9780857905468
Publisher:
Birlinn, Limited
Publication date:
11/05/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
207
Sales rank:
1,224,960
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Frank A. Worsley, a native New Zealander, served as a reserve officer in the Royal Navy before becoming captain of the Endurance. He commanded two ships in World War I, for which he was decorated, sailed with Shackleton again in 1921, and in 1925 was the joint leader of the British Arctic Exploration. Worsley died in 1943.

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Shackleton's Boat Journey 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BenDC7 More than 1 year ago
Shackleton's Boat Journey, by F. A. Worsley, is a memoir, about a boat expedition that goes astray in the arctic. It is a man vs. nature scenario, when the boat sinks, because two sheets of ice crush it. The men aboard are forced to escape onto the ice and try to get to land while man hauling 3 boats and supplies. They have one ultimate goal, to survive. They are in a race against time, when they have frost bite, and dwindling rations. Trapped in Antarctica, they need to get to safety. They progress many miles to reach their goal, and some may die. This is an awe-inspiring book, and a great story. This book is best suited for higher-level readers (more for the age group of young adult and up). It is a fairly long read, but at times it can be hard to put it down!