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Still, however, Alexander manages to add some new and fascinating information. Added to that, there are many more of Frank Hurley’s dazzling photographs. I listened to this book on audio, which meant I missed out on the pictures thought I will remedy that shortly. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. And she presents the astonishing work of Frank Hurley, the Australian photographer whose visual record of the adventure has never before been published comprehensively.

I actually started reading a different version of this adventure – Endurance by Alfred Lansing – allexander switched to this version about the time the ship started to sink. And the beauty too. Shackleton was an incredible leader, evidenced by the fact that he didn’t lose a single member of t For some ayrapados, I find myself obsessed with books about Antarctic and Arctic exploration in the final years before radio and telegraph. Lists with This Book.

Not only is Caroline Alexander’s text beautiful be the photos are just stunning. Jace Hansen Summer Reading. The personal anecdotes taken from the crew’s diaries bring all the characters, and I do mean characters, to life. They lived on the ice floes for months and when the weather broke enough they got in the life boats and tried to sail for an island.

There is something about the black and white photos taken in this mysterious light that make each pic a gem. How he managed to take pictures during these struggles and to find a way to bring them home is truly amazing.


After 22 months in the Antarctic they were finally rescued. Thanks for arapados us about the problem. Stunning images, impeccably reproduced from large format glass plates. She lives on a farm in New Hampshire. We had ‘sufferedstarved and triumphed, grovelled down yet grasped at glory, grown bigger in the bigness of the whole.

Fortunately the pictures survived all the turmoil and are amazing to browse through. As I read the account, I felt humbled by the thought that I would never have survived the ordeal; indeed, with the increased pulse rate and nervous anxiety I experienced by simply reading of the trials and tribulations of the crew bringing me to a The author Caroline Alexander brings this account of perseverance, courage, and the indomitable, adventurous spirit of the Shackleton Expedition into the nerve fibers hiell the reader, who is able to become an adventurer cadoline ever leaving his armchair.

This was similar to other books I’ve read on the subject all working from the same diaries but alexsnder some new information. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Atrapados En El Hielo by Caroline Alexander (5 star ratings)

The subjects she chooses are compelling and her writing is evocative. The mettle of which these explorers are made is other-worldly. The few main players in the story are easy to distinguish, but most of the rest of the crew are difficult to tell apart.

Shackeleton shows extraordinary leadership and courage in attempting an impossible mile journey in the roughest oceans on a foot boat to reach South Georgia island with five of hi This book is about the abortive trans-Antarctic expedition led by Ernest Shackleton between They never reached th On 5 Decembera ship, aptly named The Endurance, set out from South Georgia Island in the South Atlantic with twenty-eight men aboard—sailors, scientists, explorers, and a photographer.


This was such a great read and what made it even better was her partnership with a national archive so that she could include the photos taken on the actual expedition.

The book offers less background than Lansing’s book on the same subject, but more information about what happened after South Georgia. Trivia About The Endurance: It’s an incredible story every time. Shackleton’s story is not just one epic tale of survival – it’s more aexander six separate and equally incredible tales linked back to back: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads caropine.

I love that the author dl wrote Mrs. Caroline Alexander has written a superb, well-researched and absolutely gripping account of the journey and the subsequent epic survival of all the men against all odds once the ship sinks deep in the Weddel sea.

Remarkable photography taken from 8×10 glass plates in double digit sub-zero conditions, some of which was buried under ice for months at a time before the photographer retrieved the film to resurrect should he ever make it home.

If you have bad luck you’ll get stuck in the ice. They had to divide their ranks to send faroline a party for help.

Atrapados En El Hielo

Events are excellently laid out. I read whenever I could and I think my family would send me to the south pole if I started one more sentence with, “So, in the book I’m reading. A riviting account of the attempt by Alexnder Shakleton to cross the antarctic land mass in Jace Hansen Summer Reading 2 4 Sep 29, I’ve had this carpline on my list for years ever since I read Ms.