The Lost Men

The Lost Men

The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party

Format
ePub
Price
$12.99
 
Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781440628580
  • 384 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

The 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.

Praise

Painstakingly researched and electrifyingly written . . . a brutal and inspiring tale of adventure and endurance. (Men’s Journal)

A gripping story embracing both tragedy and triumph. (The New York Times Book Review)

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