Shackleton's Forgotten Men
The Untold Tragedy of the Endurance EpicBook - 2001
This is a dramatic true story of Antarctic tragedy and survival among the heroic group that was to lay supplies across the Great Ross Ice Shelf in preparation for the Endurance expedition. Launched by Shackleton (and led by Captain Aenaes Mackintosh), this courageous crew completed the longest sledge journey in polar history (199 days) and endured near-unimaginable deprivation. They accomplished most of their mission, laying the way for those who never came. All suffered; some died. Now Australian writer Lennard Bickel honors these forgotten heroes. Largely drawn from the author's interviews with surviving team member Dick Richards, this retelling underscores the capacity of ordinary men for endurance and noble action.
Publisher: New York, NY : Thunder's Mouth Press ; Bailliett & Fitzgerald Inc., c2001.
Branch Call Number: 919/.804/Bic 6173mb 1
Characteristics: xi, 241 p. : ill., maps. --