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Spirit of Endurance

[the True Story of the Shackleton Expedition to the Antarctic]

Armstrong, Jennifer

(Book - 2000)
Spirit of Endurance
In August 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton set out from England in an attempt to lead the first expedition across the Antarctic continent. What followed was one of the most extraordinary survival stories in history: a ship trapped and then wrecked by ice; an expedition marooned, first on the constantly shifting Antarctic pack, then on a remote, uninhabited island; a daring open boat journey across the world's most violent ocean; a trek over unmapped mountains; and finally an amazing rescue. Jennifer Armstrong's Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World received widespread praise and won the Orbis Pictus Award. Now she tells the Endurance story for a younger audience, in an oversize format with color paintings re-creating the detail and drama of the expedition's ordeal.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0517800926
Branch Call Number: J919.8904 ARMSTRO 2000
Characteristics: 32 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 37 cm


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In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton set out in the Endurance to lead the first expedition across the Antarctic. Two years later, he and two companions walked into a whaling station on South Georgia Island, having long since been assumed dead, and asked for help in arranging a rescue party for the rest of the crew, left on Elephant Island, 800 miles across open ocean. Illustrated with full-page color paintings by William Maughan.


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