Shackleton's Forgotten Men: The Untold Tragedy of the Endurance Epic (Paperback)
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Short Description for Shackleton's Forgotten Men A true story of 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, the team accomplished most of their mission, but all suffered, and some died. Bickel drew most information from interviews with surviving team member Dick Richards. Photos.
- Published: 14 March 2001
- Format: Paperback 256 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781560253068 ISBN 10: 1560253061
- Sales rank: 605,785
Full description for Shackleton's Forgotten Men
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.