By Caroline Alexander
In August 1914, days ahead of the outbreak of the 1st international battle, the well known explorer Ernest Shackleton and a staff of twenty-seven set sail for the South Atlantic in pursuit of the final unclaimed prize within the background of exploration: the 1st crossing strolling of the Antarctic continent. Weaving a treacherous direction during the freezing Weddell Sea, they'd come inside eighty-five miles in their vacation spot whilst their send, persistence, used to be trapped quick within the ice pack. quickly the send was once overwhelmed like matchwood, leaving the group stranded at the floes. Their ordeal could final for twenty months, and they might make near-fatal makes an attempt to flee by way of open boat sooner than their ultimate rescue.
Drawing upon formerly unavailable resources, Caroline Alexander offers us a riveting account of Shackleton's expedition--one of history's maximum epics of survival. and she or he provides the unbelievable paintings of Frank Hurley, the Australian photographer whose visible list of the journey hasn't ever earlier than been released comprehensively. jointly, textual content and snapshot re-create the poor fantastic thing about Antarctica, the grim destruction of the send, and the crew's heroic day-by-day fight to stick alive, a miracle accomplished mostly via Shackleton's inspiring management.
The survival of Hurley's striking photos is scarcely much less outstanding: the unique glass plate negatives, from which many of the book's illustrations are fantastically reproduced, have been saved in hermetically sealed cannisters that survived months at the ice floes, per week in an open boat at the polar seas, and several other extra months buried within the snows of a rocky outcrop referred to as Elephant Island. eventually Hurley used to be pressured to desert his expert apparatus; he captured the most unforgettable photographs of the fight with a pocket digicam and 3 rolls of Kodak film.
Published at the side of the yankee Museum of ordinary History's landmark exhibition on Shackleton's trip, The Endurance thrillingly recounts one of many final nice adventures within the Heroic Age of exploration--perhaps the best of all of them.
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The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline Alexander