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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.
In the Land of White Death: An Epic Story of Survival in the Sibe...
by , Linda Dubosson

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

February 01, 2001

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In 1912, six months after Robert Falcon Scott and four of his men came to grief in Antarctica, a thirty-two-year-old Russian navigator named Valerian Albanov embarked on an expedition that would prove even more disastrous. In search of new Arctic hunting grounds, Albanov's ship, the Saint Anna, was frozen fast in the pack ice of the treacherous Kara Sea-a misfortune grievously compounded by an incompetent commander, the absence of crucial nautical charts, insufficient fuel, and inadequate provisions that left the crew weak and debilitated by scurvy.<br /><br />For nearly a year and a half, the twenty-five men and one woman aboard the Saint Anna endured terrible hardships and danger as the icebound ship drifted helplessly north. Convinced that the Saint Anna would never free herself from the ice, Albanov and thirteen crewmen left the ship in January 1914, hauling makeshift sledges and kayaks behind them across the frozen sea, hoping to reach the distant coast of Franz Josef Land. With only a shockingly inaccurate map to guide him, Albanov led his men on a 235-mile journey of continuous peril, enduring blizzards, disintegrating ice floes, attacks by polar bears and walrus, starvation, sickness, snowblindness, and mutiny. That any of the team survived is a wonder. That Albanov kept a diary of his ninety-day ordeal-a story that Jon Krakauer calls an "astounding, utterly compelling book," and David Roberts calls "as lean and taut as a good thriller"-is nearly miraculous.<br /><br />First published in Russia in 1917, Albanov's narrative is here translated into English for the first time. Haunting, suspenseful, and told with gripping detail, <b>In the Land of White Death</b> can now rightfully take its place among the classic writings of Nansen, Scott, Cherry-Garrard, and Shackleton.
Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
by Paul Watson

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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<p>The spellbinding true story of the greatest cold case in Arctic history—and how the rare mix of marine science and Inuit knowledge finally led to the recent discovery of the shipwrecks.</p><br /><p>Spanning nearly 200 years, <em>Ice Ghosts</em> is a fast-paced detective story about Western science, indigenous beliefs, and the irrepressible spirit of exploration and discovery. It weaves together an epic account of the legendary Franklin Expedition of 1845—whose two ships, the HMS <em>Erebus</em> and the HMS <em>Terror</em>, and their crew of 129 were lost to the Arctic ice—with the modern tale of the scientists, researchers, divers, and local Inuit behind the recent discoveries of the two ships, which made news around the world.</p><br /><p>The journalist Paul Watson was on the icebreaker that led the expedition that discovered the HMS <em>Erebus</em> in 2014, and he broke the news of the discovery of the HMS <em>Terror</em> in 2016. In a masterful work of history and contemporary reporting, he tells the full story of the Franklin Expedition: Sir John Franklin and his crew setting off from England in search of the fabled Northwest Passage; the hazards they encountered and the reasons they were forced to abandon ship after getting stuck in the ice hundreds of miles from the nearest outpost of Western civilization; and the dozens of search expeditions over more than 160 years, which collectively have been called “the most extensive, expensive, perverse, and ill-starred . . . manhunt in history.”</p><br /><p>All that searching turned up a legendary trail of sailors’ relics, a fabled note, a lifeboat with skeletons lying next to loaded rifles, and rumors of cannibalism . . . but no sign of the ships until, finally, the discoveries in our own time. As Watson reveals, the epic hunt for the lost Franklin Expedition found success only when searchers combined the latest marine science with faith in Inuit lore that had been passed down orally for generations.</p><br /><p><em>Ice Ghosts</em> is narrative nonfiction of the highest order, full of drama and rich in characters: Lady Jane Franklin, who almost single-handedly kept the search alive for decades; an Inuit historian who worked for decades gathering elders’ accounts; an American software billionaire who launched his own hunt; and underwater archaeologists honing their skills to help find the ships. Watson also shows how the hunt for the Franklin Expedition was connected to such technological advances as SCUBA gear and sonar technology, and how it ignited debates over how to preserve the relics discovered with the ships.</p><br /><p>A modern adventure story that arcs back through history, <em>Ice Ghosts</em> tells the complete and incredible story of the Franklin Expedition—the greatest of Arctic mysteries—for the ages.</p>
The Worst Journey in the World (Penguin Classics)
by , Apsley Cherry-Garrard

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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>
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.
Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Exp...
by , Stephanie Capparell

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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.
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 />

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