The Lost Men by Kelly Tyler-Lewis
The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party

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The untold story of the last odyssey of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 Antarctic endeavor is legend, but for sheer heroism and tragic nobility, nothing compares to the saga of the Ross Sea party. This crew of explorers landed on the opposite side of Antarctica from the Endurance with a mission to build supply depots for Shackleton’s planned crossing of the continent. But their ship disappeared in a gale, leaving ten inexperienced, ill-equipped men to trek 1,356 miles in the harshest environment on earth. Drawing on the men’s own journals and photographs, The Lost Men is a masterpiece of historical adventure, a book destined to be a classic in the vein of Into Thin Air.


About Kelly Tyler-Lewis

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Historian Kelly Tyler-Lewis was a visiting scholar of the Scott Polar Research Institute of the University of Cambridge, England, from 2002 to 2004. As part of her research for this book, she spent two months with the U.S. Antarctic Program.
Published March 27, 2007 by Penguin Books. 384 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Travel, Action & Adventure, Sports & Outdoors, Self Help. Non-fiction

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To Roland Huntford's The Last Place on Earth (1985) and Caroline Alexander's The Endurance (1998), add this last stirring chapter in polar exploration's Heroic Age.

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Ten men, stranded without supplies in the Antarctic in 1915, battle starvation, disease and temperatures floundering in the minus 70's.

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While the story of Ernest Shackleton's crew of the Endurance is well known, the fate of Shackleton's Ross Sea support party has largely been forgotten

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