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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
by Alfred Lansing

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English

Pages

292

Publication Date

April 29, 2014

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<div>Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the <I>Endurance</I> set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way for six weeks through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day's sail short of its destination, the <I>Endurance</I> became locked in an island of ice. For ten months the ice-moored <I>Endurance</I> drifted northwest before it was finally crushed. But for Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men, the ordeal had barely begun. It would end only after a miraculous journey through more than 850 miles of the South Atlantic's heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization.<BR><br />In <I>Endurance</I>, the definitive account of Shackleton's fateful trip, Alfred Lansing brilliantly narrates the harrowing voyage that has defined heroism for the last century.<BR><BR></div>
Fatal North: Murder and Survival on the First North Pole Expediti...
by Bruce Henderson

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English

Pages

283

Publication Date

June 30, 2016

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It began as President Ulysses S. Grant's bid for international glory after the Civil War—America's first attempt to reach the North Pole. It ended with Captain Charles Hall's death under suspicious circumstances, dissension among sailors, scientists, and explorers, the ship's abandonment and eventual sinking. Then came a brutal struggle for survival by thirty-three men, women and children, stranded on the polar ice—and two dramatic rescues by whaling ships. When news of the disastrous expedition and accusations of murder reached Washington D.C., it led to a nationwide scandal, an official investigation, and a government cover-up. The mystery of the captain's death remained unsolved for nearly 100 years. But when Charles Hall's frozen grave in northern Greenland was opened, and hair and fingernail samples were retrieved, forensic scientists were finally able to reach a shocking conclusion. Now, telling the complete story for the first time, #1 New York Times bestselling author Bruce Henderson—whose works have been praised as "compelling" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) and "compulsively readable" (San Francisco Examiner)—has researched original transcripts of the U.S. Navy inquests, personal papers of Captain Hall, autopsy and forensic reports relating to the century-old crime, the ship's original log, personal journals kept by crewmen, and hero-survivor George Tyson's diary and family papers to bring to life one of the most mysterious tragedies of American arctic exploration.
Endurance: Shackleton's Extraordinary Voyage
by Daniel Bryce

Language

English

Pages

120

Publication Date

January 07, 2015

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After years of preparation, the world's most experienced Antarctic explorer embarked on the most dramatic adventure of his life. Sir Ernest Shackleton had carefully picked crew and a stout, well-outfitted ship, the Endurance.<br /><br />But he had no radio, the world was at war, and at the edge of the Antarctic continent, the ship froze in the sea ice. After months of immobility, it was crushed. Then began an impossible journey. With three tiny boats, the crew worked their way across frozen the Antarctic Sea.<br /><br />This vivid book recounts the story of Shackleton's heroic voyage from South Georgia Island to Antarctica then back to South Georgia. It is a tribute to Shackleton and his crew's ability to fight for survival and one of the most harrowing adventures in history.
Leading at The Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Sa...
by DENNIS N.T. PERKINS

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

March 28, 2012

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For the 100th anniversary of the Race to the South Pole, a fresh look at what Shackleton's legendary Antarctic adventure can teach us about true leadership. <br /><br />Stranded in the frozen Antarctic sea for nearly two years, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team of 27 polar explorers endured extreme temperatures, hazardous ice, dwindling food, and complete isolation. Despite these seemingly insurmountable obstacles, the group remained cohesive, congenial, and mercifully alive—a fact that speaks not just to luck but to an unparalleled feat of leadership. <br /><br />Drawing on this amazing story, Leading at The Edge demonstrates the importance of a strong leader in times of adversity, uncertainty, and change. The book reveals 10 timeless leadership lessons that show readers how to: • Instill optimism while staying grounded in reality<br />• Have the courage to step up to risks worth taking<br />• Consistently reinforce the team message<br />• Set a personal example<br />• Find something to celebrate and something to laugh about<br />• Never give up. <br /><br />Part adventure tale, part leadership guide, the second edition features additional lessons, new case studies of the strategies in action, tools to uncover and resolve conflicts, and expanded resources. An updated epilogue compares the leadership styles of the famous polar explorers Shackleton, Amundsen, and Scott. Today’s leaders have much to learn from this gripping account of survival against all odds. Leading at The Edge will help them bring order to chaos—and achieve success in the face of adversity.
The Worst Journey in the World (Penguin Classics)
by , Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Language

English

Pages

640

Publication Date

February 28, 2006

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<b>A firsthand account of Scott's disastrous Antarctic expedition</b><br /><br /><i>The Worst Journey in the World</i> recounts Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. Apsley Cherry-Garrard—the youngest member of Scott’s team and one of three men to make and survive the notorious Winter Journey—draws on his firsthand experiences as well as the diaries of his compatriots to create a stirring and detailed account of Scott’s legendary expedition. Cherry himself would be among the search party that discovered the corpses of Scott and his men, who had long since perished from starvation and brutal cold. It is through Cherry’s insightful narrative and keen descriptions that Scott and the other members of the expedition are fully memorialized.<br /><br />For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Exp...
by , Stephanie Capparell

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

January 08, 2001

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<b>Lead your business to survival and success by following the example of legendary explorer Ernest Shackleton</b><br /><br />Sir Ernest Shackleton has been called "the greatest leader that ever came on God's earth, bar none" for saving the lives of the twenty-seven men stranded with him in the Antarctic for almost two years. Because of his courageous actions, he remains to this day a model for great leadership and masterful crisis management. Now, through anecdotes, the diaries of the men in his crew, and Shackleton's own writing, Shackleton's leadership style and time-honored principles are translated for the modern business world. Written by two veteran business observers and illustrated with ship photographer Frank Hurley's masterpieces and other rarely seen photos, this practical book helps today's leaders follow Shackleton's triumphant example.<br /><br />"An important addition to any leader's library." -<i>Seattle Times</i>
Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic
by Jennifer Niven

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English

Pages

448

Publication Date

February 21, 2012

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From the author of <em>The Ice Master</em> comes the remarkable true story of a young Inuit woman who survived six months alone on a desolate, uninhabited Arctic island<br /><br />In September 1921, four young men and Ada Blackjack, a diminutive 25-year-old Eskimo woman, ventured deep into the Arctic in a secret attempt to colonize desolate Wrangel Island for Great Britain. Two years later, Ada Blackjack emerged as the sole survivor of this ambitious polar expedition. This young, unskilled woman--who had headed to the Arctic in search of money and a husband--conquered the seemingly unconquerable north and survived all alone after her male companions had perished.<br /><br />Following her triumphant return to civilization, the international press proclaimed her the female Robinson Crusoe. But whatever stories the press turned out came from the imaginations of reporters: Ada Blackjack refused to speak to anyone about her horrific two years in the Arctic. Only on one occasion--after charges were published falsely accusing her of causing the death of one her companions--did she speak up for herself.<br /><br />Jennifer Niven has created an absorbing, compelling history of this remarkable woman, taking full advantage of the wealth of first-hand resources about Ada that exist, including her never-before-seen diaries, the unpublished diaries from other primary characters, and interviews with Ada's surviving son. <em>Ada Blackjack</em> is more than a rugged tale of a woman battling the elements to survive in the frozen north--it is the story of a hero.
The Cruise of the Corwin: Journal of the Arctic Expedition of 188...
by John Muir

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English

Pages

189

Publication Date

December 19, 2016

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<b>On July 8, 1879, the USS Jeanette departed San Francisco for the Bering Strait with the intention of finding a route to the North Pole.<br /><br />With the ship crushed by the pressure of the ice, its captain, George W. De Long, and twenty of its crew never made it back to America.</b><br /><br />The federal government called upon her captain, Calvin L. Hooper, to venture northwards and find out what happened to the USS Jeanette and the missing men. <br /><br />Built out of the finest Oregon fir, fastened with copper, galvanized iron, and locust-tree nails, the Corwin was the perfect ship for Arctic exploration where her sturdy sailing qualities were to prove of the utmost importance. <br /><br />John Muir, Scottish naturalist and explorer, sensing the possibilities of science and adventure in the exploration of this unknown Arctic land, immediately made himself available for the Corwin’s expedition. <br /><br />During the cruise Muir kept a daily record of his experiences and observations, these along with the numerous letters he wrote form the basis of this fascinating account.<br /><br />As well as describing the day by day events of the Corwin in its search for any survivors of the Jeanette, Muir also recorded his encounters with Alaskan natives, describing how they survived this brutal environment. He drew upon his experience as a naturalist to beautifully capture the flora and fauna of this landscape.<br /><br /><em>The Cruise of the Corwin: Journal of the Arctic Expedition of 1881 in search of De Long and the Jeannette</em> remains a fascinating read for anyone interested in late nineteenth century exploration, or for anyone wishing to find out more about the world of the Arctic circle. <br /><br />John Muir’s work is particularly relevant to modern times as it depicts a world that is coming increasingly under threat as the effects of global warming threaten the lands through which he traveled. During his lifetime he was particularly passionate in advocating preservation of wilderness in the United States, and he was instrumental in protecting Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. This book was published in 1917, three years after Muir had died in 1914.
Saga Six Pack 6 - A Thane of Wessex, Harald Harfager's Saga, Er...
by , Charles W. Whistler

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English

Pages

374

Publication Date

February 18, 2016

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<i>“Braver are many in word than in deed…”</i><br /><br /><b>Saga Six Pack 6</b> is a Norse Myth megamix of original sagas, literary retellings and academic perspectives:<br /><br /><i>A Thane of Wessex</i> by Charles W. Whistler. <br /><i>Harald Harfager's Saga</i> by Snorri Sturluson. <br /><i>Eric Brighteyes</i> by Henry Rider Haggard. <br /><i>The Valkyrs</i> by Hélène Adeline Guerber. <br /><i>Saga of Hakon Herdebreid ("Hakon the Broad-Shouldered")</i> by Snorri Sturluson. <br /><i>The Elves</i> by Hélène Adeline Guerber. <br /><br />Includes image gallery featuring original illustrations for the <i>Laxdæla saga</i> and the essay <i>Canute the Great</i> by Laurence Marcellus Larson. <br />
The Ice Diaries: The True Story of One of Mankind's Greatest Adve...
by Captain William R. Anders...

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

July 29, 2008

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<P><B>The greatest undersea adventure of the 20th century.</B></P> <P><I>The Ice Diaries</I> tells the incredible true story of Captain William R. Anderson and his crew's harrowing top-secret mission aboard the USS <I>Nautilus</I>, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine. Bristling with newly classified, never-before-published information and photos from the captain's personal collection, <I>The Ice Diaries</I> takes readers on a dangerous journey beneath the vast, unexplored Arctic ice cap during the height of the Cold War.</P> <P>"Captain Anderson and the crew of the <I>USS Nautilus</I> exemplified daring and boldness in taking their boat beneath the Arctic ice to the North Pole. This expertly told story captures the drama, danger, and importance of that monumental achievement." ?Capt. Stanley D. M. Carpenter, Professor of Strategy and Policy, United States Naval War College</P> <P>"Few maritime exploits in history have so startled the world as the silent, secret transpolar voyage of the U.S. Navy's nuclear submarine <I>Nautilus</I>, and none since the age of Columbus and Vasco da Gama has opened, in one bold stroke, so vast and forbidding an area of the seas." ?Paul O'Neil, <I>Life</I> magazine</P> <P><BR> </P>

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