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Description - Ice Captain by Stephen Haddelsey

Much has been written on Antarctic explorer, Ernest Shackleton. This is the story of the Endurance expedition's other hero, Joseph Russell Stenhouse (1887-1941) who, as Captain of the SS Aurora, freed the ship from pack ice and rescued the survivors of the Ross Sea shore party, deeds for which he was awarded the Polar Medal and the OBE. He was also recruited for special operations in the Arctic during the First World War, became involved in the Allied intervention in Revolutionary Russia, and was later appointed to command Captain Scott's Discovery. Stenhouse was one of the last men to qualify as a sea captain during the age of sail.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750943482
ISBN-10: 0750943483
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Stephen Haddelsey

Stephen Haddelsey is a writer and freelance editor. His previous books include Born Adventurer and a series of historical atlases for UK and US publication. He has worked for the National Trust on guidebooks and property interpretation projects. He lives in Nottinghamshire.

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