Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance (Paperback)
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Short Description for Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World Armstrong brings to life the incredible true story of the ill-fated Antarctic expedition of Ernest Shackleton and the crew of the "Endurance". "Armstrong's absorbing storytelling, illustrated with dramatic black-and-white photographs, makes this an enthralling adventure".--"Publishers Weekly".
- Published: 01 October 2001
- Format: Paperback 134 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780375810497 ISBN 10: 0375810498
- Sales rank: 152,396
Full description for Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World
The harrowing story of the ill-fated Endurance, now in paperback. In August 1914, Ernest Shackleton and 27 men sailed from England in an attempt to become the first team of explorers to cross Antarctica from one side to the other. Five months later and still 100 miles from land, their ship, Endurance, became trapped in ice. The expedition survived another five months camping on ice floes, followed by a perilous journey through stormy seas to remote and unvisited Elephant Island. In a dramatic climax to this amazing survival story, Shackleton and five others navigated 800 miles of treacherous open ocean in a 20-foot boat to fetch a rescue ship. "Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World" vividly re-creates one of the most extraordinary adventure stories in history. Jennifer Armstrong narrates this unbelievable story with vigor, an eye for detail, and an appreciation of the marvelous leadership of Shackleton, who brought home every one of his men alive.