Shackleton's Forgotten Men: The Untold Tale of an Antarctic Tragedy (Adrenaline Classics)

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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


Overview :

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.