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Shackleton"s Captain

A Biography of Frank Worsley

by John Thomson

  • 326 Want to read
  • 32 Currently reading

Published by Mosaic Publications .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: general,
  • Geographical discovery & exploration,
  • Ships & Shipbuilding - History,
  • Explorers,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Seamen,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • New Zealand,
  • General,
  • Adventurers & Explorers,
  • Historical - General,
  • Biography,
  • Worsley, Frank Arthur,,
  • 1872-1943

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8213898M
    ISBN 100889626782
    ISBN 109780889626782

    The voyage of the 'James Caird' was an epic boat journey from Elephant Island (Antarctica) to South Georgia in the southern Atlantic Ocean, a total distance of approximately nautical miles (1, km; mi). Undertaken by Sir Ernest Shackleton and five companions, their objective was to obtain rescue for the main body of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (–17), marooned on.   SHACKLETON can serve as a role model even though his expedition, judged by its initial objectives, was a colossal failure. His ship, the Endurance, .

      Shackleton's Captain () In Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans Antarctic Expedition headed for the South Pole and disaster. Shackleton's Captain reveals the truth behind the. All but forgotten at the time of his death in , controversial British explorer Ernest Shackleton would enjoy a rediscovery of sorts decades later, with dozens of books and filmed documentaries 80%.

    Ernest Shackleton Birth Date Febru Death Date January 5, Place of Birth Kilkea, County Kildare, Ireland Place of Death Grytviken, Georgia AKA Ernest : - Ernest Shackleton So was born what became the Imperial Trans-Antarctica expedition of - The goal was ambitious - audacious even, considering that only 10 men had ever stood at the South Pole and 5 of those had died on the way back.


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Shackleton's Captain: A Biography of Frank Worsley Paperback – January 1, by John Thomson (Author)Cited by: 2. Shackleton's Captain is taken directly from that book. The video presentation could stand some better editing and most of the negative issues are minor.

This video presentation falls short of 5 stars more due poor editing than content but there are some scenes that are a bit over-produced as well. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Shackleton's Captain: A Biography of Frank Worsley by John Thomson (, Shackletons Captain book at the best online prices at 5/5(1).

A well written book by the captain of the Endurance, Frank Worsley, which covers, day-to-day, the epic journey of the James Caird over the storm invested South Atlantic in order to save the survivors of Shackleton's Antarctic expedition/5.

On his first assignment, Shackleton worked under a compassionate captain who invited the apprentices to his dinner table and held Sunday sessions of hymn singing in his cabin. The atmosphere was such that Shackleton, to his amazement, /5(13).

Frank Worsley. Frank Arthur Worsley DSO OBE RD (22 February – 1 February ) was a New Zealand sailor and explorer who served on Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of –, as captain of the Endurance. He also served in the Royal Navy Reserve during the First World War.

Endurance, Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing, Narrated by Simon Prebble, Blackstone Audio Book This is an incredible account of a December,British Antarctic expedition of 28 men and their venture to sail to the Weddell Sea.

They were to land a shore party near Vahsel Bay, in preparation for a transcontinental march via /5. Ernest Shackleton, however, would not have been surprised: he edited his journal into the book, South!, which was published three.

With Shackleton’s help, he joined the Royal Flying Corps (R.F.C.) and was a pioneering figure in parachute jumping. On one occasion, he jumped off the top of Tower Bridge into the River Thames, only about or so feet below to convince the British Military of the usefulness of.

Ernest Shackleton, Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer who attempted to reach the South Pole. He was perhaps best known for his –16 expedition, in which his ship, Endurance, was crushed by pack ice and the crew endured months of hardship before being rescued.

Learn more about Shackleton. This book, as well as being a tribute to the explorer, was a practical effort to assist his family; Shackleton died some £40, in debt (equivalent to £2, in ) A further initiative was the establishment of a Shackleton Memorial Fund, which was used to assist the education of Children: Edward Shackleton.

The Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you.

Frank Arthur Worsley DSO* OBE RD (22 February – 1 February ) was a New Zealand sailor and explorer who served on Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of –, as captain of the s/wars: First World War, North Russia Intervention. Although The Greatest Advertisements is the book most commonly referenced in biographies of Shackleton, the ad had appeared in print before.

It can be found in Quit You like Men by Carl Hopkins Elmore infive years before The Greatest Advertisements was published. This is a revision of John Thomson's book Shackleton's Captain and features new information and illustrations to refresh a story that deserves to be retold for future generations.

The story of this proud New Zealander's remarkable approach to life, far from home, will inspire young men and women who dare to lift their gaze above the ordinary"--Publisher's description.

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The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansing's scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book -- with overcopies sold -- has long been /5(92).

[TIL] Ernest Shackleton, captain of Endurance, became trapped in pack ice and the ship was crushed on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, – The crew escaped by camping on the sea ice for 2 years until it disintegrated, then launched the lifeboats to reach Elephant Island, m away.

In September ofAnglo-Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton set out on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition with the goal of being the first man to traverse the Antarctic continent.

Aboard what would become his aptly-named ship, the Endurance, he and 27 men set sail for the South Pole. Directed by Leanne Pooley. With Craig Parker, Charles Pierard, Hugh Barnard, Blake Henshaw. Captain Frank Worsley signs on as Captain of the Endurance to navigate Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew to Antarctica.

When the expedition ship is crushed; Worsley's seamanship and navigational skills saves them all/10(9). These are the dramatic opening words of Frank Worsley’s gripping adventure story, hardly hinted at by his book’s unassuming title, Shackleton’s Boat Journey.

Worsley was the captain of the Endurance, and the matter-of-fact tone that pervades this book serves to heighten rather than diminish the astounding accomplishments of Ernest.Shackleton realised that in order to effect a rescue, he was going to have to travel to the nearest inhabited place which was the whaling station back on South Georgia, some miles distant and across the most stormy stretch of ocean in the world.

They expected to encounter waves that were 50 feet from tip to trough "Cape Horn Rollers" in a.An outstanding docudrama which tells the true story of the Shackleton adventure from the perspective of Captain Worsley, the captain of Shackleton's ship "Endurance". The film gives us an accurate—rather than a popular sensationalist—account of the adventure, in which Shackleton is revealed to be not as big a hero as he has been made out to be in the past/5.