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    Description'We were twenty-eight men facing winter on a bleak barren beach of Elephant Island - there was a possibility of a fatal shortage of food - there was no hope of rescue - Plainly the thing to do was to take a boat to the nearest inhabited point.' Ernest Shackleton Ernest Shackleton from Kildare, the expedition leader, Frank Worsley, captain of the wrecked Endurance, second officer Tom Crean from Kerry, seaman Tim McCarthy from Cork, and two other crewmen sailed 800 miles in the James Caird, a 20-foot open boat, to bring help from the whaling station at Grytviken in South Georgia. They survived the horrendous boat journey and organised the rescue - not a life was lost. All of them were heroes.

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    Shackleton's Boat Journey
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Frank Arthur Worsley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 156 g
    ISBN 13: 9781848890428
    ISBN 10: 1848890427

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJF
    BIC subject category V2: BTP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MTS
    DC22: 919.8904
    BISAC V2.8: TRV001000, BIO000000
    BIC subject category V2: WTLP
    Thema V1.0: WTLP, DNXP
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    The Collins Press
    Imprint name
    The Collins Press
    Publication date
    07 May 2010
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    Author Information
    Frank Worsley, born in 1872 in Akaroa in the South Island of New Zealand on Banks Peninsula, was a master mariner. In 1917 he won a DSO for sinking a U-boat and then a second DSO fighting the Bolshevik Army. Worsley was close to Shackleton through the whole expedition. He died in New Zealand.
    Review quote
    'One of the greatest survival stories of all time' Library Journal 'A stirring account of a fascinating adventure' Sunday Tribune 'Simply gripping' Irish Mountain Log 'A breathtaking story of courage, skill and determination under the most appalling conditions' Sir Edmund Hillary