Shackleton's Forgotten Men: The Untold Tale of an Antarctic Tragedy (Adrenaline Classics)
By Lennard Bickel. ; Foreword By Rt. Hon. Lord Shackleton.
Author : Bickel, Lennard
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Published Year : 2000-03-02T00:00:01Z
Format : print - Hardcover, 272 pages
Subject : JourneysMackintosh, A. L. A. (Aeneas Lionel Acton) , 1879-1916, Shackleton, Ernest Henry , 1874-1922, Aurora Relief Expedition (1916-1917), Discovery and exploration, G850 1916 .B43 2000, 919.804
Language : en_US
Dimensions : Height: 9.75 Inches, Length: 6.5 Inches, Weight: 1.15 Pounds, Width: 1 Inches
ISBN : 1560252561
ISBN13 : 9781560252566
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.