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Shackleton's heroes : the epic story of the men who kept the Endurance expedition alive / Wilson McOrist ; foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

McOrist, Wilson, (author.). Fiennes, Ranulph, Sir, 1944- (author of foreword.).

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Whiting Public Library 919.8904 M459 (Text) 51735011792420 Adult department Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781510710757
  • ISBN: 1510710752
  • Physical Description: xix, 362 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-345).
Formatted Contents Note: 'I had not anticipated that the work would present any great difficulties' -- 'But surely, Sir Ernest, this isn't going to fizzle out into a picnic' -- 'I am going to write a daily account of my doings to you' -- 'The other two are snoring peacefully alongside me' -- 'On Polar journeys the dogs are almost human' -- 'I went on board to fetch a plum-duff presented by the cook' -- 'I think the O.M. has a good solution' -- 'Captain about 1 1/2 miles ahead' -- 'Feeling rather seedy, Head hot; eyes ache' -- 'With the help of 2 good pals we carried it out' -- 'Hope to reach Bluff Depot tomorrow' -- 'Or else we shall be sharing the fate of Scott & his party' -- 'We are about all in' -- We have had the closest of close calls' -- 'We are rapidly growing down with scurvy' -- 'Weary, worn, and sad' -- 'As happy as a Piccadilly masher' -- 'So the fate of these foolish people we do not know' -- 'Are Mackintosh and Hayward here?' -- 'The greatest qualities of endurance, self-sacrifice, and patience'.
Summary, etc.: "One hundred years ago, Sir Ernest Shackleton embarked on the legendary Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1917), accomplishing one of history's most remarkable feats of endurance, even though his crew failed in their mission to cross Antarctica...Less well known, however, is the incredible but often forgotten tale of the Mount Hope party (also known as the Ross Sea party)--six men who worked in the shadow of Shackleton's great cause."
Subject: Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1917)
Antarctica > Discovery and exploration.

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