Frank A. Worsley was the captain of the H.M.S. , 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 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."— "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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This is the classic account of Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914-1916 Antarctic expedition. Written by the captain of the Endurance, the ship used by Shackleton on this ill-fated journey, it 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. 'A breathtaking story of courage under the most appalling conditions.' - Edmund Hillary 'One of the greatest survival stories of all time.' - Library JournalProduct Description:
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.
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Book Description W W Norton & Co Inc, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0393303764
Book Description W W Norton & Co Inc, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0393303764