The Lost Men: The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party - Kelly Tyler-LewisLondon: Bloomsbury, 2006, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Previous owners' name and date to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
3rd impression, first edition 2006. Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps;
From the cover: “In 1914. Sir Ernest Shackleton set forth to make history with the first-ever crossing of the Antarctic continent. On the eve of the First World War, Shackleton disappeared into the Weddell Sea aboard the Endurance, while a ship called the Aurora sailed into the Ross Sea on the opposite side of the continent under the command of Aeneas Mackintosh. The Ross Sea party, twenty-eight strong, was there to create a lifeline of vital food and fuel depots to supply the epic crossing. This programme would involve some heavy sledging, but the ground to be covered was familiar and I had not anticipated that the work would present any great difficulties, Shackleton wrote.
Yet all went tragically wrong when the Aurora broke free of her moorings in an Antarctic gale and stranded ten men ashore, woefully ill-equipped to perform their task. Left with little more than the clothing on their backs and scavenged equipment, the men vowed to carry on in the face of impossible odds. Meanwhile, the rest of the Aurora crew, cast adrift at the mercy of the elements, battled for survival. With little hope of rescue, the lost men struggled to save themselves and carry out their mission.
Kelly Tyler-Lewis brings Antarctic exploration alive in this richly researched chronicle of a previously overshadowed expedition and its unforgettable participants.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine. 366 pages.