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
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with color photographs. 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 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
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10732725
Cataloging source
B@L
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Grann, David
Dewey number
  • 919.8904092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
G875.W68
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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OverDrive, Inc
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True
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  • Worsley, Henry
  • Explorers
  • Antarctica
Target audience
adult
Label
The white darkness, David Grann
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=3983898
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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
on1054997232
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781471178030
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Stock number
3D0BB88B-3298-4619-A87A-0634A6B64EC6
System control number
(OCoLC)1054997232
Label
The white darkness, David Grann
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=3983898
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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
on1054997232
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781471178030
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Stock number
3D0BB88B-3298-4619-A87A-0634A6B64EC6
System control number
(OCoLC)1054997232

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