The Lost Men: The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party, Volum 95
Viking, 2006 - 366 pÓgines
The excruciating tale of the Ross Sea party, the other side of Shackleton┬'s Endurance expedition
In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton sailed south aboard the Endurance to make history by crossing the Antarctic continent. Shackleton┬'s story is legend, but few know the harrowing story of the Ross Sea party, Shackleton┬'s support group dispatched to the other side of the continent to build a lifeline of food and fuel depots to bear his crossing.
┬“I had not anticipated that the work would present any great difficulties,┬” Shackleton wrote. Yet everything went tragically wrong when the Ross Sea ship, the Aurora, tore free of her moorings and disappeared in a gale, leaving ten men marooned with only the clothes on their backs and few provisions. With little hope of rescue from a world embroiled in World War I, the men decided to accomplish their mission against all odds.
Long overshadowed by the mission these men bargained their lives to sustain, this heartrending story of survival against all odds now gets its due in this definitive, surprising account of the final journey of the heroic age of polar expedition.
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The descriptions of the conditions alone would make anyone wonder - why do this? This was a wonderful story of a period of time when we were truly explorers. Llegeix la ressenya completa
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A gritty account of what went wrong when Shackleton was not in command. Llegeix la ressenya completa
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