Shackleton's Forgotten Men

Shackleton's Forgotten Men

The Untold Tragedy of the Endurance Epic

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This is a dramatic true story of Antarctic tragedy and survival among the heroic group that was to lay supplies across the Great Ross Ice Shelf in preparation for the Endurance expedition. Launched by Shackleton (and led by Captain Aenaes Mackintosh), this courageous crew completed the longest sledge journey in polar history (199 days) and endured near-unimaginable deprivation. They accomplished most of their mission, laying the way for those who never came. All suffered; some died. Now Australian writer Lennard Bickel honors these forgotten heroes. Largely drawn from the author's interviews with surviving team member Dick Richards, this retelling underscores the capacity of ordinary men for endurance and noble action.
Publisher: New York : Thunder's Mouth Press, 2000.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781560252566
1560252561
Branch Call Number: 919.8 Bic
Characteristics: 241 p.

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SPPL_János Mar 22, 2018

Overlooked in the hubbub over Shackleton's amazing survival is the story of the party sent to the other side of Antarctica to lay supply depots for the overland expedition that, of course, never came. Their ship blown away in a storm, the Ross Sea Party improvised to fulfill their duty under harrowing conditions. Bickel uses diaries and his interviews with a survivor to spotlight this other tale of endurance.

KCLSRecommends Oct 15, 2014

The dramatic true story of Antarctic tragedy and survival among the heroic group that was to lay supplies across the Great Ross Ice Shelf in preparation for Shackleton’s more famous “Endurance” expedition.

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