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    Jennifer Armstrong(Author)

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The harrowing story of the ill-fated Endurance, now in paperback.

In August 1914, Ernest Shackleton and 27 men sailed from England in an attempt to become the first team of explorers to cross Antarctica from one side to the other. Five months later and still 100 miles from land, their ship, Endurance, became trapped in ice. The expedition survived another five months camping on ice floes, followed by a perilous journey through stormy seas to remote and unvisited Elephant Island. In a dramatic climax to this amazing survival story, Shackleton and five others navigated 800 miles of treacherous open ocean in a 20-foot boat to fetch a rescue ship.

Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World vividly re-creates one of the most extraordinary adventure stories in history. Jennifer Armstrong narrates this unbelievable story with vigor, an eye for detail, and an appreciation of the marvelous leadership of Shackleton, who brought home every one of his men alive.

The harrowing survival story of English explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and the ill-fatedEndurance has intrigued people since the 1914 expedition--spurring astounding bookssuch as Endurance: Shackleton's IncredibleVoyage and The Endurance:Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition. As Shackleton and 27 sailors attempted tocross the frozen Antarctic continent from one side to the other, they were trapped in an ice pack,lost their ship to the icy depths, survived an Antarctic winter, escaped attacks from sea lions, andtraversed 600 treacherous miles to the uninhabited Elephant Island. Leaving 22 men behind,Shackleton and five others sailed 800 miles across the southern Atlantic Ocean in a 20-foot openboat to tiny South George Island, where they hiked across unmapped mountains to a whalingstation. In 1916, 19 months after the Endurance became icebound, Shackleton led arescue party backto retrieve his men. Remarkably, every crew member survived.

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  • PDF | 144 pages
  • Jennifer Armstrong(Author)
  • Alfred A. Knopf; 1st Pbk. Ed edition (12 Sept. 2000)
  • English
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  • By A & D Owen on 14 June 2013

    Lots of detail, drawings of the vessel, photographs add to the interest of an already interesting book on Shackleton, his crew and the Endurance.

  • By SteveP on 25 March 2006

    I decided to buy this book after reading of Shackleton's exploits to Antarctica between 1907-09 ('Nimrod', by Beau Riffenburgh), if nothing else to try to get some further insight into what made the man 'tick'. This book is however more of a chronological account of what happened when, with little background information about the participants, how they came together for this expedition or detail about the supporters back home. Maybe the short length of the book should have warned me.However, set against that, the maps provided, whilst simple, are clarity itself and there are some good reproductions of the photographs which survived. If you want a quick read about this expedition, then this might be the thing, but if you want something with more detail and analysis then I recommend you search elsewhere.

  • By Kevin Delaney on 20 April 2016

    I bought this book for my daughter and very good book. I read it myself also.


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