Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition

Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition : The Remarkable Journal of Shackleton's Polar-Bound Cat

By (author) Caroline Alexander , Illustrated by W E How , By (photographer) Frank Hurley


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The carpenter has a very fine cat who is known as Mrs. Chippie... -- from the diary of Commander F. A. Worsley, captain of Shackleton's EnduranceWhen Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance became trapped in the Antarctic ice, all twenty-nine members of the crew were pushed to their limits of survival, including Mrs. Chippy, the ship's estimable cat. Fortunately for posterity, Mrs. Chippy left a diary of the ordeal. Closely based on the true events of Shackleton's heroic journey, and illustrated with authentic photographs taken by Frank Hurley, expedition photographer, Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition is a firsthand account of one of the greatest adventures in history--from a unique point of view.

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 137.16 x 203.2 x 15.24mm | 158.76g
  • 01 Apr 1999
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0060932619
  • 9780060932619
  • 182,143

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"Now, I can't vouch for the authenticity of this newly found document, but I can say that Alexander has done a fine job...allowing the cat's (and her own) sense of humor to have full run."-- "New York Times Book Review"

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