The Lost Men: The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Mar 27, 2007 - History - 400 pages
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The untold story of the last odyssey of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration

Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 Antarctic endeavor is legend, but for sheer heroism and tragic nobility, nothing compares to the saga of the Ross Sea party. This crew of explorers landed on the opposite side of Antarctica from the Endurance with a mission to build supply depots for Shackleton’s planned crossing of the continent. But their ship disappeared in a gale, leaving ten inexperienced, ill-equipped men to trek 1,356 miles in the harshest environment on earth. Drawing on the men’s own journals and photographs, The Lost Men is a masterpiece of historical adventure, a book destined to be a classic in the vein of Into Thin Air.

  

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Review: The Lost Men: The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party

User Review  - Jill Phenix - Goodreads

A great example of how good leaders prevail and how feeble the human body can be when faced with extreme conditions and sometimes inadequate nutrition. This book made me crave oranges and any type of vitamin C filled fruit. I couldn't put it down! Read full review

Review: The Lost Men: The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party

User Review  - Chris Bullock - Goodreads

An account of the men who provided the support for Shackleton's failed expedition to cross Antarctica. A harrowing and dangerous story of how some survived the ordeal and became heroes. Read full review

Contents

THE SHORE PARTY
SELECTED MEMBERS OF THEAURORAS COMPANY
THE RELIEF EXPEDITION
A NOTE ON THE SOURCES
PREFACE
THE IMPERIAL TRANSANTARCTIC EXPEDITION
AURORA
SOUTHING
SOME WAY OR OTHER THEYRE LOST
DRIFTING TO GOD KNOWS WHERE
WHEREABOUTS SHACKLETON?
PORT CHALMERS
RESCUE
THE MEN THAT DONT FIT IN
THE BROTHERHOOD OF MEN WHO KNOW THE SOUTH
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

THE GREAT BARRIER
EIGHTY DEGREES SOUTH
HUT POINT
AN IDEAL PLACE IN A BLIZZARD
MAROONED
RETURN TO THE BARRIER
MOUNT HOPE
HOMEWARD BOUND
BOOKS
JOURNAL AND MAGAZINE ARTICLES
UNPUBLISHED SOURCES
PUBLISHED REPORTS BROCHURES AND ACADEMIC WORKS
NEWSPAPERS
MAGAZINES
ONLINE SOURCES
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Kelly Tyler-Lewis, a historian, is Visiting Scholar of the Scott Polar Research Institute of the University of Cambridge, England. Her research took her to Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica, where she spent two months with the U.S. Antarctic Program.

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