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

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Penguin, Mar 27, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 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  - Zorro Lopez - Goodreads

An amazing story about the human spirit. Started reading it on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 -- finished reading it today! I could not put it down. I recommend downloading a 1914-1917 map of the expedition to reference as you read. Read full review

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User Review  - Shawn - Goodreads

Really great story and the other half of the Shackleton Endurance story. Well researched and well written Read full review

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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UNPUBLISHED SOURCES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)

Historian "Kelly Tyler-Lewis" traveled for research to Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica, where she spent two months with the National Science Foundation's Artists and Writers Program. She was a visiting scholar of the Scott Polar Research Institute of the University of Cambridge from 2002 to 2004. She is also an Emmy Award-winning documentary film writer and producer.

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