The Resource The white darkness, David Grann

The white darkness, David Grann

Label
The white darkness
Title
The white darkness
Statement of responsibility
David Grann
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces officer who believed in honor and sacrifice. He was also a man obsessed. He spent his life idolizing Ernest Shackleton, the nineteenth-century polar explorer, who tried to become the first person to reach the South Pole, and later sought to cross Antarctica on foot. Shackleton never completed his journeys, but he repeatedly rescued his men from certain death, and emerged as one of the greatest leaders in history. Worsley felt an overpowering connection to those expeditions. He was related to one of Shackleton's men, Frank Worsley, and spent a fortune collecting artifacts from their epic treks across the continent. He modeled his military command on Shackleton's legendary skills and was determined to measure his own powers of endurance against them. He would succeed where Shackleton had failed, in the most brutal landscape in the world. In 2008, Worsley set out across Antarctica with two other descendants of Shackleton's crew, battling the freezing, desolate landscape, life-threatening physical exhaustion, and hidden crevasses. Yet when he returned home he felt compelled to go back. On November 13, 2015, at age 55, Worsley bid farewell to his family and embarked on his most perilous quest: to walk across Antarctica alone. David Grann tells Worsley's remarkable story with the intensity and power that have led him to be called "simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today." Illustrated with more than fifty stunning photographs from Worsley's and Shackleton's journeys, The White Darkness is both a gorgeous keepsake volume and a spellbinding story of courage, love, and a man pushing himself to the extremes of human capacity
Summary
Traces the South Pole expedition of a decorated British special forces officer, an admirer of Ernest Shackleton's expedition and descendant of one of Shackleton's crew, who in 2015 risked his life to walk across Antarctica alone
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10732725
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grann, David
Dewey number
  • 919.8904092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Worsley, Henry
  • Explorers
  • Antarctica
  • Discovery and exploration, British
  • Explorers
  • Antarctica
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The white darkness, David Grann
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mortal danger -- Hell is a cold place -- A spine of steel -- Plan of attack -- Get wet and you die -- The infinite beyond
Control code
1969306
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780385544573
Lccn
2018023450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385544573
  • (OCoLC)1029799030
Label
The white darkness, David Grann
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mortal danger -- Hell is a cold place -- A spine of steel -- Plan of attack -- Get wet and you die -- The infinite beyond
Control code
1969306
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780385544573
Lccn
2018023450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385544573
  • (OCoLC)1029799030

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