'Shipwreck at the bottom of the world'
MANCHESTER >> Jennifer Armstrong, author of "Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and The Endurance," will present her book at the Northshire Bookstore Monday, March 21, at 4 p.m. Parents and children are especially invited. This book is a Vermont Reads 2016 Choice.
It celebrates the 100th anniversary of the conclusion of the voyage of the renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and his crew of 27 men set sail on the Endurance for the South Atlantic in August 1914, just days before the start of World War I. They were in pursuit of an unclaimed prize in the history of exploration; the first crossing on foot of Antarctica. They came within 85 miles of the continent, sailing a hazardous path through the pack ice of the Weddell Sea when the ship was trapped in the ice pack. After nine anxious months, the ship was crushed, leaving the crew stranded on the ice. "The Endurance; Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition and Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World" give riveting accounts of this expedition-one of history's greatest epics of survival. This book features Frank Hurley's astonishing photography, which brings to life the terrible beauty of that desolate region, the awful destruction of the ship, and the crew's heroic daily struggle to stay alive and make their way back home.
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