The Lost Men
The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party annotated edition
By (author) Kelly Tyler-Lewis
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Lost Men by Kelly Tyler-Lewis
Book DescriptionThe untold story of the last odyssey of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914 Antarctic endeavor is legend, but for sheer heroism and tragic nobility, nothing compares to the saga of the Ross Sea party. This crew of explorers landed on the opposite side of Antarctica from the Endurance with a mission to build supply depots for Shackleton's planned crossing of the continent. But their ship disappeared in a gale, leaving ten inexperienced, ill-equipped men to trek 1,356 miles in the harshest environment on earth. Drawing on the men's own journals and photographs, "The Lost Men" is a masterpiece of historical adventure, a book destined to be a classic in the vein of "Into Thin Air." "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143038511
(213mm x 141mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kelly Tyler-Lewis
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In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton set forth to make history with the first-ever crossing of the Antarctic continent. He sailed into the Weddell Sea aboard the Endurance, while a ship called the Aurora sailed into the Ross Sea to create a lifeline of vital food and fuel depots to supply the epic crossing. Yet all went tragically wrong.
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Author Biography - Kelly Tyler-Lewis
Kelly Tyler-Lewis, a historian, is Visiting Scholar of the Scott Polar Research Institute of the University of Cambridge, England. Her research took her to Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica, where she spent two months with the U.S. Antarctic Program.
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