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5.0 out of 5 stars This story has been told before...., 15 Jun. 2011
This review is from: The Lost Men: The Harrowing Story of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party (Paperback)
...by Lionel Bicknel, in SHACKLETON'S FORGOTTEN MEN. But Bicknel did not have available the first hand Ross party diaries which Tyler-Lewis unearthed in his travels. Nor the long lost film which T-L uncovered. That alone makes this book (The Lost Men) the better one.

I have read many polar exploration books, one of my favorite subjects. There is none which I enjoyed better than this one.

2) Next is 'In the Land of the White Death' by Albanov. Albanov's amazing escape trek from the Brusilove expedition whose ship froze in the Northwest Passage (actually two survived). Nobody would have believed such a wild tale except they had to because he came back alive while those who remained on board perished.

3) And 'Weird and Tragic Shores" which is Loomis' bio of the life of Charles Francis Hall of which the NY Times wrote: "Loomis conjures flesh and blood from the flimsy old journals and lifts the story from the pincers of the pack ice into the warm, fathomless and infinitely more thrilling realm of the human spirit".

4) Which book (a biography) was found in more American homes in the years right after the civil war (except for the Bible of course). The one of arctic explorer Charles Francis Kane. Not Lincoln, Lee, or Grant! (Source: Loomis' book about Hall).
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