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Ton had failed in the most brutal landscape in the worldIn 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 2015 at age 55 Worsley bid farewell to his family and embarked on his most perilous uest to walk across Antarctica alo I saw this book at my library and picked it up because I had read Grann s amazing Killers of the Flower Moon an

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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 cert 35 I have such a fascination with books set in places that are excessively cold and snow laden Not sure why tha Deciding to Be Christian journeys but he repeatedly rescued his men from cert 35 I have such a fascination with books set in places that are excessively cold and snow laden Not sure why tha

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Ain death and emerged as one of the greatest leaders in historyWorsley 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 Shackle What is Antarctica other than a blank canvas on which you can seek to impose yourselfThis is another incredibl


10 thoughts on “The White Darkness

  1. says:

    35 I have such a fascination with books set in places that are excessively cold and snow laden Not sure why that is especially since I don't really want to live in these places and due to health reasons will probably never even get to visit I also find intriguing people who do dangerous and near impossible things I try to figure out the mindset of people who feel compelled to take these risks I'm not very adve

  2. says:

    The man felt like a speck in the frozen nothingness Every direction he turned he could see ice stretching to the edge of the Earth white ice and blue ice glacial ice tongues and ice wedges There were no living creatures in sight Not a bear or even a bird Nothing but himThe last book I reviewed was set in the lush and exotic landscape of Corfu Corfu and all of Greece are on my bucket list of places to visit once I have

  3. says:

    ”For scientific leadership give me Scott; for swift and efficient travel Amundsen; but when you are in a hopeless situation when there seems to be no way out get on your knees and pray for Shackleton” Every time I see this photo

  4. says:

    For the life of me I will never understand those people who are inclined to attempt what's never been done before even if it means putting their lives in danger Well I could understand if it was something fun But something like trekking 1000 miles across the brutal continent of Antarctica alone Hell no I'll stay home indoors sipping my tea or coffee and reading a good book thank you very much Not everyone is like me thou

  5. says:

    THE WHITE DARKNESS is another absolute winner from author David Grann The photos in this book are fabulous and really add t

  6. says:

    What is Antarctica other than a blank canvas on which you can seek to impose yourselfThis is another incredible nonfiction work by David Grann I loved his previous book Killers of the Flower Moon so much that I will read anything by him So far every Grann book I've read has been well worth my timeThe White Darkness is the true story of Henry

  7. says:

    45 stars rounded up This would have been an excellent book to read on January 1 reminding myself to pull up my bootstraps bombard the castle jump into oblivion and just generally get on with something that reuir

  8. says:

    I saw this book at my library and picked it up because I had read Grann's amazing Killers of the Flower Moon and so I knew I wanted to read it It’s short adapted from a New Yorker article he had published in February 2018

  9. says:

    35 stars

  10. says:

    My obsession with Antarctic explorers began when I was eleven and read The Great White South by Herbert Ponting t

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