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Read The White Darkness The White Darkness Download æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook David Grann è 0 Download 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 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 Worlsey a British officer who became obsessed with Antarctica This book covers two of Worsleys treks to the South Pole one in 2008 and another in 2015 Both times he was attempting to follow in the path of the legendary Ernest Shackleton the 19th century explorer who tried to be the first person to reach the South PoleBesides being an amazing adventure story The White Darkness is also gorgeous to read filled with photographs showing the desolate beauty of the Antarctic Highly recommended to anyone who loves true adventure storiesOpening PassageThe 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 seal or even a bird Nothing but him

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Read The White Darkness The White Darkness Download æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook David Grann è 0 Download 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. 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 reuires intense focus and dedication David Grann brings the reader a modern day hero Henry Worsley a man who has just that kind of focus Indeed he carries his focus on an expedition to Antarctica to the point of obsession as many great people doThis is a short book at 160 pages and much of that is superb photography of the alien like landscape of Antarctica Men as stick like figures are subsumed by Antarctica s vast glaciers ice mountains and ice waves known as sastrugi formations sculpted by the wind The glimmering whites and blues in this formidable wind blustering climate where the lowest temperatures on earth have been recorded are startling even in the photographs Worsley s goal along with team members Will Gow and Henry Adams is to exceed Ernest Shackleton s 1907 1909 Nimrod expedition s Farthest South point The South Pole was 97 nautical miles away when Shackleton made the decision to turn back Two years later in 1911 Roald Amundsen a Norwegian became the first man to reach the South Pole Worsley Gow and Adams begin their trek in October 2008 The skis Worsley used were painted with messages from his wife Joanna and their children Alicia and Max Joanna wrote Come back to me safely my darling Despite all the stunning landscape and historical photography of both Shackleton s expedition and Worsley s exploits my favorite photograph is one of a face the face of Henry Worsley He has on goggles that reflect the Antarctic landscape and his face is grizzled He s missing a tooth His knitted headgear covers his scalp and drapes his neck leaving the circle of the polar explorer s face with its almost grin exposed a cigar jutting from the right side of his mouth He looks jaunty and ready to take on anything he is a man with the discipline and mental acuity to survive in one of Earth s harshest environmentsSome of my favorite uotes from the book ones that I hope to take to heart for the New Year of 2020 Always a little further a little further James Elroy Flecker I hold that a man should strive to the uttermost for his life s set prize Robert Browning A man must shape himself to a new mark directly the old one goes to ground Ernest Shackleton To strive to seek to find and not to yield Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Read The White Darkness The White Darkness Download æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook David Grann è 0 Download 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. 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 time I can call my own What is not on my bucket list Antarctica I hate being cold I truly despise frigid temperatures wearing boots and parkas and having my skin exposed to subzero temperatures However I was able to get a little taste of this stunning continent through the exploits of Henry Worsley and the excellent writing of David Grann This was accomplished either from the relative warmth of a nice spring walk or a ride in the car as I listened to this one on audio The taste for adventure must have been in Henry Worsley s blood A distant relative of Frank Worsley one of Ernest Shackleton s crew from the Endurance Henry had the craving to push himself to the limits and was determined to conuer what Shackleton and his men had failed to do to cross Antarctica via the South Pole on foot Henry Worsley undertook not one but three expeditions to one of the most brutal environments in the world His last trek in 2015 2016 was entirely solo His wife and children stood by praying for his safe return Passion for something can easily tip into obsession which is a dangerous thing especially when those affected are the very people who so loyally stand and waitThe drama and danger of this venture was riveting to say the least David Grann provides a lot of background on the original expeditions highlighting much of Shackleton s journey as well as his exemplary leadership skills He shares snippets of dispatches and journal entries from Henry Worsley s accounts which gave this nonfiction piece a feeling of immediacy My mind never once strayed from the narrative despite the fact I am often prone to doing so while listening to a book rather than reading it myself It s actually a fairly short work and I was rather surprised when it came to an end a good sign of a successful audio experience I guess Now an instant fan of David Grann I will gladly seek out of his writing in the future His prose is clear and concise and never once felt dry He s also given me a big push to read those Shackleton books that have been languishing on my to read list for far too long I highly recommend this one to anyone that loves a great adventure tale as well as those that enjoy stimulating true stories My only regret with this was that I know I missed out on some remarkable photographs which I understand are included in the paper version I may seek this out in that format just to catch a glimpse of those pictures


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  • Hardcover
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  • The White Darkness
  • David Grann
  • en
  • 02 July 2020
  • 9780385544573