Mawson's Will

Mawson's Will

by Lennard Bickel
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Mawson's Will by Lennard Bickel

Sir Edmund Hillary believes that "this is probably the greatest story of lone survival in Polar exploration." Douglas Mawson's escape from death in the Antarctic is as remarkable as Ernest Shackleton's--and there is a significant difference: here a man faces the ultimate challenge alone. At the end of his journey, he had lost 100 pounds, but punishing as the struggle was to his body, it also required him to find, in the depths of his being, reserves of faith, spirit and character without which he would have perished.

Preface by Sir Edmund Hillary, maps, black & white photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781885283184
Publisher: The Adventure Library
Publication date: 11/28/1999
Series: Adventure Library
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Australian author Lennard Bickel reconstructed Mawson's journey from the diaries of Mawson and other members of his expedition. He is the author of seven books, including Shackleton's Forgotten Men.

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Mawson's Will 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read Mawson's Will several years ago but I haven't forgotten the courage and endurance displayed throughout the book. I remember reading the book and thinking that if I was ever confronted with an impossible task needing exceptional endurance all I needed was to re-read Mawson's Will. It will affect you in a positive way and give inner strength. This book is recommended to teenagers and adults with a desire to explore the strength of the human spirit.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book tells the true story of Antarctic exploration. It reads like an action thriller complete with insurmoutable odds, cliff hangers, and super-human feats. I have read it to my 8th grade students and they literally came running into class to hear the next installment. I used it to illustrate what some of the knowledge we have, and take for granted, has cost. The price in terms of human life and hardship has often been very high and this story shows that in a dramatic way. I am glad it is back in print! I have looked for it for years so I can give it as gifts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unbelievable. You will remember these words the next time you are going through any kind of physical challenge. First person narrative is the only thing that would have improved this book, as I connect better with the main character when reading a first hand account.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written book. Unfortunately, I found Mawson's adventure to be more foolhardy than heroic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This e-version has loads of grammer, punctuation, and spelling mistakes. But the story itself is awesome. Great book.
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