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  1. says:

    35 I have such a fascination with books set in places that are excessively cold and snow laden Not sure why that is especially since

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    The man felt like a speck in the frozen nothingness Every direction he turned he could see ice stretching to the edge of the Earth white ice and blue ice glacial ice tongues and ice wedges There were no living crea

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    ”For scientific leadership give me Scott; for swift and efficient travel Amundsen; but when you are in a hopeless situation when there seems to be no way out get on your knees and pray for Shackleton” Every time I see this photograph of Shackleton’s ship the Endurance frozen in the ice I get a chillOne of

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    For the life of me I will never understand those people who are inclined to attempt what's never been done before even if it means putting their lives in danger Well I could understand if it was something fun But something like trekking 1000 miles across the brutal continent of Antarctica alone?? Hell no I'll stay home indoors sipping my tea or coffee and reading a good book thank you very much Not everyone is like me though and there are

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    THE WHITE DARKNESS is another absolute winner from author David Grann The photos in this book are fabulous and really add to the richness and history of Antarctica exploration British special forces soldier Henry Worsley was much like a modern day Ernest Shackleton who also happened to be his personal hero Once again David Grann educates ent

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    What is Antarctica other than a blank canvas on which you can seek to impose yourself?This is another incredible nonfiction work by David Grann I loved his previous book Killers of the Flower Moon so much that I will read an

  7. says:

    45 stars rounded up This would have been an excellent book to read on January 1 reminding myself to pull up my bootstraps

  8. says:

    I saw this book at my library and picked it up because I had read Grann's amazing Killers of the Flower Moon and so I knew I wanted to read it It’s short adapted from a New Yorker article he had published in February 2018 I don’t read much non fiction but I occasionally do read stories like this about extraordinary feats of physical prowess that most people just think of as insane risk taking behavior Into

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    35 stars

  10. says:

    My obsession with Antarctic explorers began when I was eleven and read The Great White South by Herbert Ponting the photographer on the 1911 Sco

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Ain death and emerged as one of the greatest leaders in historyWorsley felt an overpowering connection to those expeditions He was related to one of Shackleton's men Frank Worsley and spent a fortune collecting artifacts from their epic treks across the continent He modeled his military command on Shackleton's legendary skills and was determined to measure his own powers of endurance against them He would succeed where Shackle. THE WHITE DARKNESS is another absolute winner from author David Grann The photos in this book are fabulous and really add to the richness and history of Antarctica exploration British special forces soldier Henry Worsley was much like a modern day Ernest Shackleton who also happened to be his personal hero Once again David Grann educates entertains and inspires through his compelling factual story writing THE WHITE DARKNESS is a modern day adventure not to be missed

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The White Darkness

Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces officer who believed in honor and sacrifice He was also a man obsessed He spent his life idolizing Ernest Shackleton the nineteenth century polar explorer who tried to become the first person to reach the South Pole and later sought to cross Antarctica on foot Shackleton never completed his journeys but he repeatedly rescued his men from cert. For scientific leadership give me Scott for swift and efficient travel Amundsen but when you are in a hopeless situation when there seems to be no way out get on your knees and pray for Shackleton Every time I see this photograph of Shackleton s ship the Endurance frozen in the ice I get a chillOne of the most selfless acts in the history of exploration happened in 1908 when Ernest Shackleton made the decision to turn back from his goal of reaching the South Pole a mere 97 nautical miles away The Holy Grail was only a few days travel It was all but within his graspThere was something important to Shackleton than his own personal aggrandizement it was the safety of his men He calculated the status of the remaining supplies and determined that the risk to his men was too great to make it to the Pole and make it back safelyalive He did the unthinkable some Make your own model forts & castles reach the South Pole and later sought to cross Antarctica on foot Shackleton never completed his journeys but he Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury repeatedly How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim rescued his men from cert. For scientific leadership give me Scott for swift and efficient travel Amundsen but when you are in a hopeless situation when there seems to be no way out get on your knees and pray for Shackleton Every time I see this photograph of Shackleton s ship the Endurance frozen in the ice I get a chillOne of the most selfless acts in the history of exploration happened in 1908 when Ernest Shackleton made the decision to turn back from his goal of Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic remaining supplies and determined that the

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Ton had failed in the most brutal landscape in the worldIn 2008 Worsley set out across Antarctica with two other descendants of Shackleton's crew battling the freezing desolate landscape life threatening physical exhaustion and hidden crevasses Yet when he returned home he felt compelled to go back On November 2015 at age 55 Worsley bid farewell to his family and embarked on his most perilous uest to walk across Antarctica alo. I saw this book at my library and picked it up because I had read Grann s amazing Killers of the Flower Moon and so I knew I wanted to read it It s short adapted from a New Yorker article he had published in February 2018 I don t read much non fiction but I occasionally do read stories like this about extraordinary feats of physical prowess that most people just think of as insane risk taking behavior Into the Wild Touching the Void Into Thin Air This is one of these books where a tough guy Henry Worsley who sees the Antarctic explorer Shackleton as his life mentor in courage in the face of impossible physical and mental challenges and forges himself into a kind of throwback to a generation of explorers Worsley who was a relative of someone who made an expedition to Antarctica with Shackleton in 2009 makes the trek with two others who were relatives of Shacklet