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Shackleton's Boat Journey
by Frank Arthur Worsley


Overview - The firsthand account of an incredible Antarctic adventure. Frank A. Worsley was the captain of the H.M.S. Endurance, the ship used by the legendary explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton in his 1914 16 expedition to the Antarctic. On its way to the Antarctic continent the Endurance became trapped and then crushed by ice, and the ship's party of twenty eight drifted on an ice floe for five months.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The firsthand account of an incredible Antarctic adventure. Frank A. Worsley was the captain of the H.M.S. Endurance, the ship used by the legendary explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton in his 1914 16 expedition to the Antarctic. On its way to the Antarctic continent the Endurance became trapped and then crushed by ice, and the ship's party of twenty eight drifted on an ice floe for five months. Finally reaching an uninhabited island, Shackleton, Worsley, and four others sailed eight hundred miles in a small boat to the island of South Georgia, an astounding feat of navigation and courage. All hands survived this ill fated expedition; as Worsley writes, "By self sacrifice and throwing his own life into the balance, Shackleton saved every one of his men . . . although at times it had looked unlikely that one could be saved." This book is the astounding and inspiring true story behind the forthcoming Wolfgang Petersen film Endurance. A native New Zealander, Frank A. Worsley served as a reserve officer in the Royal Navy before becoming captain of the Endurance. He commanded two ships in World War I, for which he was decorated, and sailed with Shackleton again in 1921. In 1925 he was the joint leader of the British Arctic Expedition. He died in 1943.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780393318647
  • ISBN-10: 0393318648
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: August 1998
  • Page Count: 220
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-NA
  • Dimensions: 8.28 x 5.58 x 0.56 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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