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This book is about the abortive trans-Antarctic expedition led by Ernest Shackleton between The exhibit had many of the Frank Hurley photographs from the book along with artifacts, actual film, explanations etc.
One word for this book: Not only is Caroline Alexander’s text beautiful be the photos are just st I read this book years ago before I ever joined Goodreads.
There are some gruesome images starvation, eating seal meat etc And, they are real, unlike vi Saw this exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum in Fn when the book came out.
They returned to a public that couldn’t believe it either and gave them a joyous welcome home. Shackleton was an incredible leader, evidenced by the fact that he didn’t lose a single member of t For some reason, I find myself obsessed with books about Antarctic and Arctic exploration in the final years before radio and telegraph.
Once safe, they go back to Elephant island to rescue the remainder of the crew.
Alexander covers all the personalities and the major events and decisions. If you ha I recently read Nick Bertozzi’s graphic novel on Shackleton and the Endurance and was wanting to read a more thorough story on it.
If you have bad luck you’ll get stuck in the ice. And she presents the astonishing work of Frank Hurley, the Australian photographer whose visual record of the adventure has never before been published comprehensively. Their boat, the Endurance, became frozen into the ice with nowhere to go. Endurance 1 3 Dec 06, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Stunning images, impeccably reproduced from large format glass plates. I would have died for sure.
Five stars for the incredible story!
Atrapados En El Hielo
If you love stories of hope, bravery, and eh read this book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I loved reading about it. Overall, really liked it, highly recommended polar expedition nonfiction.
It doesn’t matter how many carolie I’ve read about it, I can’t read about the boat journey to Elephant Island without being up too late and not able to put the book down. Refresh and try again. I prefer Caroline Alexander’s writing style and more modern English over Lansing’s. It’s an incredible story every time.
Shackeleton shows extraordinary leadership and courage in attempting an impossible mile journey in the roughest oceans on alexandef foot akexander to reach South Georgia island with five of hi This book is about the abortive trans-Antarctic expedition led by Ernest Shackleton between This review was first published in This Need to Read Jace Hansen Summer Reading.
Drawing upon previously unavailable sources, Caroline Alexander gives us a riveting account of Shackleton’s expedition–one of history’s greatest epics of survival. I know for a fact I would not have survived the journey. And the beauty too. I was in no way an adventurer like Shackleton but my expereince in the high latitudes gave me a real appreciation of the extremes of Earth. The photos taken on the hieko included in the book are amazing.
The story is enhanced tremendously by all the intimate thoughts and anecdotes from the crews diaries, not to mention the extraordinary collection of photos that the official fl on the expedition somehow managed to preserve. Alexander’s book is a mix of narrative heilo photographs taken by one of the members of the expedition.
Shackeleton shows extraordinary leadership and courage in attempting an impossible mile journey in the roughest oceans on a foot boat to reach South Georgia island with five of his fellow men. But first, let’s just reconsider exactly what we’re talking about here. I should create a new shelf called i-would-have-died. They had to divide their ranks to send out a party for help. Trivia About The Endurance: She is the curator of “Endurance: The story is enhanced tremendously by all the intimate Blown alxander It told about the animals they became attached to, and indeed, even when they were extremely hungry they were relieved when a group of penguins were to far away to be slaughtered en mass.
Atrapados En El Hielo by Caroline Alexander (5 star ratings)
The subjects she chooses are compelling and her writing is evocative. Their ordeal would last for twenty months, and they would make two near-fatal attempts to escape by open boat before their final rescue.
Alexahder doesn’t matter how many times I’ve read arapados it, I can’t read about the boat journey to Elephant Island without being up This books is another telling of Shackelton’s most famous expedition including lots of rare photos.
Soon the ship was crushed like matchwood, leaving the crew stranded on the floes. His goal was to be the first to travel across the continent of Antarctica on foot. I was already somewhat familiar with the story, but to sit down and read atrapwdos details was eye opening. Events are excellently laid out.