The Lost Men. The Harrowing Saga Of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party

Tyler Lewis Kelly

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Viking Penquin
Publisher Place: New York
Publisher Year: 2006
Edition: First Edition

Description: 366 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: The harrowing tale of the Ross Sea party, the other side of Shackletons Endurance expedition In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton sailed south aboard the Endurance to make history by crossing the Antarctic continent. Shackletons story is legend, but few know the heroic epic of the Ross Sea party, Shackletons 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 last journey of the Heroic Age of polar exploration.

ISBN: 9780670034123


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