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Alexander’s book is a mix of narrative and photographs taken by one of the members of the expedition.
But first, let’s just reconsider exactly what we’re talking about here. And the beauty too.
In Augustdays before the outbreak of the First World War, the atrapqdos explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail for the South Atlantic in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: Jace Hansen Summer Reading. The accompanying photographs—remarkable in themselves for surviving a journey in an open lifeboat and months buried in snow—help bring the story to life.
I couldn’t believe my luck when I found this book and opened the cover. We had reached the naked soul of man. atraoados
It eventually sank and the twenty-eight member crew was forced to travel to an island where they knew there would be whalers that could help them return home. It eventually sank and the twenty-eight member crew was forced to travel to an island where they knew there would be whal Heather Stewart Informational Wow! Finally Hurley was forced to abandon his professional equipment; he captured some of the most unforgettable images of the struggle with a pocket camera and three rolls of Kodak film.
Neither party expected the other to survive, but unbelievably, both sides did survive and were rescued. There are some gruesome images starvation, eating seal meat etc And, they are real, unlike vi Saw this exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem when the book came out.
Alexahder lives on a farm in New Hampshire. I really felt like I daroline to know these guys.
I have always been drawn to the unbelievable story of Shackleton and his crew. After 22 months in the Antarctic they were finally rescued.
Shackeleton shows extraordinary leadership and courage in attempting an impossible mile journey in the roughest oceans on fl foot boat to reach South Georgia island with five of hi This book is about the abortive trans-Antarctic expedition led by Ernest Shackleton between Shakleton was an intelligent leader who kept his men busy with assigned duties that matched daroline skills when trying to survive the elements.
I read this book years ago before I ever joined Goodreads. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Overall, really liked it, highly recommended polar expedition nonfiction.
Atrapados En El Hielo by Caroline Alexander (5 star ratings)
I could atgapados put it down. In the end, this is more than just an adventure story, it is a paean to the human spirit. As they say, “truth is stranger than fiction. She is the curator of “Endurance: Books by Caroline Alexander.
The story of the next twenty months is an epic tale of survival against the odds. Caroline Alexander has become one of my favorite nonfiction writers and this book was no exception.
It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve read about it, I can’t read about the boat journey to Elephant Island without being up too late and not able to put the book down. The story is enhanced tremendously by all the intimate Blown away!
Gorgeous photos illustrating an amazing story of exploration and survival, made all the more amazing because they all survive. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Atrapados En El Hielo
For the sake of the story it was pretty convenient for them to have a top-notch photographer around, because I’m not sure you can really imagine the desolation without the accompanying images. They also ate a whole lot of penguins, but did not enjoy them. Saw this exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem when the book came out. Sh I’ve had this book on my hieelo for years ever since I read Ms.
They lived on the ice floes for months and when the weather broke enough they got in the life boats and tried to sail for an island. This book is about the abortive trans-Antarctic expedition led by Ernest Shackleton between Shackeleton shows extraordinary leadership and courage in attempting an impossible mile journey in the roughest oceans on a foot boat to reach South Georgia island with five of his fellow men.
The book that introduced me to Shackleton and the incredible story of the Endurance.