The White DarknessBook - 2018
British special forces officer Henry Worsley was obsessed with 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. Related to one of Shackleton's men, Frank Worsley, he modeled his military command on Shackleton's legendary skills. In 2008 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. In 2015 Worsley bid farewell to his family and embarked on his most perilous quest: to walk across Antarctica alone. Grann tells of courage, love, and a man pushing himself to the extremes of human capacity. -- adapted from jacket
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"A captivating, quick read about one man's obsession and drive to push himself to extreme limits."
OPL_ErinD Sep 09, 2018
David Grann never disappoints. This, the story of man's persistent desire to explore and discover, kept me hooked until the very end.