The Lost Men

The Lost Men

The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party

Book - 2006
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The excruciating tale of the Ross Sea party, the other side of Shackleton’s Enduranceexpedition In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton sailed south aboard the Enduranceto make history by crossing the Antarctic continent. Shackleton’s story is legend, but few know the harrowing story of the Ross Sea party, Shackleton’s support group dispatched to the other side of the continent to build a lifeline of food and fuel depots to bear his crossing.“I had not anticipated that the work would present any great difficulties,” Shackleton wrote. Yet everything went tragically wrong when the Ross Sea ship, the Aurora, tore free of her moorings and disappeared in a gale, leaving ten men marooned with only the clothes on their backs and few provisions. With little hope of rescue from a world embroiled in World War I, the men decided to accomplish their mission against all odds.Long overshadowed by the mission these men bargained their lives to sustain, this heartrending story of survival against all odds now gets its due in this definitive, surprising account of the final journey of the heroic age of polar expedition.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2006
ISBN: 9780670034123
0670034126
Branch Call Number: 919.89 SHA TYL
Characteristics: 366 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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