Reading ➻ The White Darkness Author David Grann –

The White Darkness By The New York Times Bestselling Author Of Killers Of The Flower Moon , A Powerful True Story Of Adventure And Obsession In The Antarctic, Lavishly Illustrated With Color Photographs 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 Certain 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 Shackleton Had Failed, In The Most Brutal Landscape In The WorldIn , 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 , At Age , Worsley Bid Farewell To His Family And Embarked On His Most Perilous Quest To Walk Across Antarctica AloneDavid Grann Tells Worsley S Remarkable Story With The Intensity And Power That Have Led Him To Be Called Simply The Best Narrative Nonfiction Writer Working Today Illustrated With Than Fifty Stunning Photographs From Worsley S And Shackleton S Journeys, The White Darkness Is Both A Gorgeous Keepsake Volume And A Spellbinding Story Of Courage, Love, And A Man Pushing Himself To The Extremes Of Human Capacity

10 thoughts on “The White Darkness

  1. says:

    3.5 stars

  2. says:

    My obsession with Antarctic explorers began when I was eleven and read The Great White South by Herbert Ponting, the photographer on the 1911 Scott expedition As a girl, I held a heroic idealization of Scott and his men freezing in their hut It seemed all so heroic, then Later readings lowered

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    I reckon I lost about three miles distance today from snaking around, head permanently bowed to read the compass, just my shuffling skis to look at for nine hours Anyway, I m back on track and now happy I can part a straight line, even through another day of the white darkness. Radio broadcast by Henry

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    Disclaimer ARC via Netgalley You might not recognize Henry Worsley s name, but you mostly likely have heard the story At the end of 2015 the beginning of 2016, he attempted to cross Antarctica alone, but sicken, was airlifted, and, sadly, died while doctors while trying to save his life His quest, done in part as

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The White Darkness follows Henry Worsley on his two treks through Antarctica to follow in the footsteps of his hero, Ernest Shakleton I learned a lot about the continent and about how grueling it is to even spend a day there, let alone months a

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    This story about Henry Worsley and his quest to follow Shackleton s footsteps to the Antarctica covers two expeditions, the second solo Biographical information is solid and you want Worsley to succeed Those interested in Shackleton will be intrigued.Copy provided by the Publisher and NetGalley

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    This review covers the essay found in Feb 12 19 of The New yorker I don t usually review essays but David Grann is an author whose books I ll always read This is a marvellous look at the life story of Henry Worsley, a descendant of one of the members of Ernest Shackleton s crew Worsley is an adventurous explorer by nature and among his many e

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    David Grann has been one of my favorite New Yorker reporters for years, ever since I read his Trial by Fire, a fascinating look at a case of arson, written with fantastic verve and twists and turns I ve since enjoyed almost everything he s done, especially the stories on men s obsessions that take them to dark places The White Darkness is another great

  9. says:

    A good, short little read where descendants of polar explorers decide to recreate their ancestors trips The premise is great but the book is very short, leaving out much of the detail about hazardous exploration that makes it so much fun to read about This isof an article than a true book.I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest re

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