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Shackleton's Boat Journey, Worsley, Frank Arthur
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Author Name    Worsley, Frank Arthur

Title   Shackleton's Boat Journey

Binding   PAPERBACK

Book Condition   Good

Publisher    W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN Number    0393318648 / 9780393318647

Seller ID   SKU9142376

0393318648 Good. Light to moderate wear to covers/corners. Trade paperback binding. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers.

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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 on 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 had looked unlikely that one could be saved." "This remarkable book . . . shows Shackleton] both luckless and lucky, and supremely cool and courageous throughout. Worsley writes without heroics . . . but makes us feel to the marrow the conditions that the party endured before all hands were rescued." The New Yorker "Worsley's account of that journey is a breath-taking story of courage, skill and determination under the most appalling conditions." Sir Edmund Hillary

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