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    Free read The White Darkness David Grann ☆ 9 Download (E–pub/Pdf) [The White Darkness] 35 I have such a fascination with books set in places that are excessively cold and snow laden Not sure why that is especially since I don't really want to live in these places and due to health reasons will probably never even get to visit I also find intriguing people who do dangerous and near impossible things I try to figure o

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    (E–pub/Pdf) [The White Darkness] David Grann ☆ 9 Download ”For scientific leadership give me Scott; for swift and efficient travel Amundsen; but when you are in a hopeless situation when there seems to be no way out get on your knees and pray for Shackleton” Every time I see this photo

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    (E–pub/Pdf) [The White Darkness] THE WHITE DARKNESS is another absolute winner from author David Grann The photos in this book are fabulous and really add to the richness and history of Antarctica exploration British special forces soldier Henry Worsley was much like a moder

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    (E–pub/Pdf) [The White Darkness] What is Antarctica other than a blank canvas on which you can seek to impose yourself?This is another incredible

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    Free read The White Darkness characters ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ David Grann David Grann ☆ 9 Download 45 stars rounded up This would have been an excellent book to read on January 1 reminding myself to pull up my bootstraps bombard the castle jump into oblivion and just generally get on with something that reuires intense focus and dedication

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    Free read The White Darkness David Grann ☆ 9 Download characters ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ David Grann I saw this book at my library and picked it up because I had read Grann's amazing Killers of the Flower Moon and so I knew I wanted to read it It’s short adapted from a New Yorker article he had published in February 2018 I don’t read much non fiction but I occasionally do read stories like this about extraordinary feats of physical pr

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    Free read The White Darkness (E–pub/Pdf) [The White Darkness] 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 Scott in my estimati

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The White Darkness35 stars What is Antarctica other than a blank canvas on which you can seek to impose yourselfThis is another incredible nonfiction work by David Grann I loved his The Age of Apollyon previous book Killers of the Flower Moon so much that I will read anything by him So far every Grann book I ve read has been well worth my timeThe White Darkness is the true story of Henry Worlsey a British officer who became obsessed with Antarctica This book covers two of Worsleys treks to the South Pole one in 2008 and another in 2015 Both times he was attempting to follow in theath of the legendary Ernest Shackleton the 19th century explorer who tried to be the first erson to reach the South PoleBesides being an amazing adventure story The White Darkness is also gorgeous to read filled with hotographs showing the desolate beauty of the Antarctic Highly recommended to anyone who loves true adventure storiesOpening PassageThe man felt like a speck in the frozen nothingness Every direction he turned he could see ice stretching to the edge of the Earth white ice and blue ice glacial ice tongues and ice wedges There were no living creatures in sight Not a seal or even a bird Nothing but him For scientific leadership give me Scott for swift and efficient travel Amundsen but when you are in a hopeless situation when there seems to be no way out get on your knees and Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples pray for Shackleton Every time I see thishotograph of Shackleton s ship the Endurance frozen in the ice I get a chillOne of the most selfless acts in the history of exploration happened in 1908 when Ernest Shackleton made the decision to turn back from his goal of reaching the South Pole a mere 97 nautical miles away The Holy Grail was only a few days travel It was all but within his graspThere was something important to Shackleton than his own ersonal aggrandizement it was the safety of his men He calculated the status of the remaining supplies and determined that the risk to his men was too great to make it to the Pole and make it back safelyalive He did the unthinkable something few other leaders would have the courage to do he turned back He did not worry about the aspersions that would be cast at him for cowardice or the ridicule that his jeering competition would hurl his direction He would much rather live with that than live with the deaths of his men I had to ask myself would I have been courageous enough to make that decision or would I have given an Antarctica version of the Henry the 5th speech at the Battle of Agincourt and ressed on Being the first to reach the South Pole was what would insure immortality turning back meant in all robability that someone else would have that honor Roald Amundsen the great Norwegian explorer would reach it first in 1911Henry Worsley worshipped Shackleton Whenever he was in a tight spot he would think to himself What would Shacks do which went well with another of his favorite sayings Better a live donkey than a dead lion So Who Was Worsley Worsley who was Worsley Worsley a retired British Army officer who had served in the Special Air Service a renowned commands unit He was also a sculptor a fierce boxer a hotographer who meticulously documented his travels a horticulturalist a collector of rare books and maps and fossils and an amateur historian who had become a leading authority on Shackleton And why did David Grann write a book about Worsley In 2008 he led an expedition to The National Debt: A Short History pioneer a route through the Transantarctic Mountains reaching aoint 98 miles 157 km from the South Pole The expedition commemorated the centenary of Shackleton s Nimrod Expedition He returned to the Antarctic in 2011 leading a team of six in retracing Roald Amundsen s successful 870 mile 1400 km journey in 1912 to the South Pole marking its centenary In completing the route he became the first Rites, Rights and Rhythms: A Genealogy of Musical Meaning in Colombia's Black Pacific person to have successfully undertaken the routes taken by Shackleton Robert Falcon Scott and Amundsen Wikipedia I love thisicture of Worsley He broke off a tooth on a frozen candy bar All of this led up to Worsley s dramatic final expedition to be the first erson to make a solo crossing of Antarctica without any assistance He had been restless There was something about the olar regions that got in certain men s blood been restless There was something about the olar regions that got in certain men s blood they just couldn t stay away What is Antarctica other than a blank canvas on which you seek to impose yourself The beauty is not what we usually think of with oceans mountains and trees From a bird s eye view there is nothing much there except ice and snow and cold There is nothing to see but white darkness Desolation is best expressed by deserts the hot ones and the cold ones I find hotographs of deserts to be very eaceful the desolate the better I find expeditions that venture out into that desolation seeking what has never been seen before to be invigorating So I understand the obsession that gripped Worsley to keep going back again and again The landscape seduced his mind like a woman who must be chased to be had This is a lovely evocative book filled with amazing hotographs David Grann knows how to tell a story and you will find yourself tearing up with joy and Les Ténébreuses - Tome I - La Fin d'un monde pain than a few times as you make these journeys with these brave men The book also reminded me of all theolar expedition books I still have left to read Fortunately there have been many explorers who were as obsessed with those regions as were Shackleton and Worsley and most of them the ones who lived wrote about their adventures This book is a uick afternoon read and hopefully you will al. 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 Karneval, Vol. 4 polar explorer who tried to become the firsterson 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 cert. ,


L be as seduced by the landscape as Shackleton Worsley and yes even I If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger age at My obsession with Antarctic explorers began when I was eleven and read The Great White South by Herbert Ponting the hotographer 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 Scott in my estimation Henry Worsley idolized Ernest Shackleton for his courage and leadership Although Shackleton was never able to complete his expeditions he did save his men s lives And Worsley s own grandfather had been with Shackleton on his failed expedition to the reach the South PoleHenry made a career in the army completing Special Forces training while ursuing his obsession by collecting Shackleton artifactsThe White Darkness by David Grann tells the story of how Henry Worsley after retirement from the army The Elephants Journey participated in a centennial expedition retracing Shackleton s trek along with two other descendants of the original team The goal was to reach the South Pole which Shackleton failed to do They made it Not content with this achievement Henry afterward endeavored to complete the other journey that Shackleton had to abandon crossing the Antarctic Henry though would do it soloOnce again I am amazed how men can be driven to endure the unimaginablehysical stress of the Antarctic not just once but returning again to the dangerous beauty of ice A hundred years ago men wanted to bring honor to their country and the Antarctic and Arctic were the last unexplored Sklaven für Wutawia + Gauner mit der 'Goldenen Hand' places on earth But there has always been something a need for men to test themselves to the ultimate to conuer the most extreme conditions imaginableIn this short book about Henry Worsley Grann covers the history of Antarctic exploration and conveys a chilling exposure to the white darkness of the freezing desert landscape that has lured so many men to their deathsI received a free ebook from theublisher through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and unbiased review 45 stars rounded up This would have been an excellent book to read on January 1 reminding myself to ull up my bootstraps bombard the castle jump into oblivion and just generally get on with something that reuires intense focus and dedication David Grann brings the reader a modern day hero Henry Worsley a man who has just that kind of focus Indeed he carries his focus on an expedition to Antarctica to the oint of obsession as many great Changing Face of the Hero people doThis is a short book at 160ages and much of that is superb The Undisputed Greatest Writer of All Time: A Collection of Poetry photography of the alien like landscape of Antarctica Men as stick like figures are subsumed by Antarctica s vast glaciers ice mountains and ice waves known as sastrugi formations sculpted by the wind The glimmering whites and blues in this formidable wind blustering climate where the lowest temperatures on earth have been recorded are startling even in thehotographs Worsley s goal along with team members Will Gow and Henry Adams is to exceed Ernest Shackleton s 1907 1909 Nimrod expedition s Farthest South oint The South Pole was 97 nautical miles away when Shackleton made the decision to turn back Two years later in 1911 Roald Amundsen a Norwegian became the first man to reach the South Pole Worsley Gow and Adams begin their trek October 2008 The skis Worsley used were ainted with messages from his Gow and Adams begin their trek in October The skis Worsley used were It's A Wonderfully Sexy Life painted with messages from his Joanna and their children Alicia and Max Joanna wrote Come back to me safely my darling Despite all the stunning landscape and historicalhotography of both Shackleton s expedition and Worsley s exploits my favorite Lignin Biodegradation photograph is one of a face the face of Henry Worsley He has on goggles that reflect the Antarctic landscape and his face is grizzled He s missing a tooth His knitted headgear covers his scalp and drapes his neck leaving the circle of theolar explorer s face with its almost grin exposed a cigar jutting from the right side of his mouth He looks jaunty and ready to take on anything he is a man with the discipline and mental acuity to survive in one of Earth s harshest environmentsSome of my favorite uotes from the book ones that I hope to take to heart for the New Year of 2020 Always a little further a little further James Elroy Flecker I hold that a man should strive to the uttermost for his life s set Pure Chance prize Robert Browning A man must shape himself to a new mark directly the old one goes to ground Ernest Shackleton To strive to seek to find and not to yield Alfred Lord Tennyson For the life of me I will never understand thoseeople who are inclined to attempt what s never been done before even if it means The Lady and the Lionheart putting their lives in danger Well I could understand if it was something fun But something like trekking 1000 miles across the brutal continent of Antarctica alone Hell no I ll stay home indoors sipping my tea or coffee and reading a good book thank you very much Not everyone is like me 35 I have such a fascination with books set inlaces that are excessively cold and snow laden Not sure why that is especially since I don t really want to live in these laces and due to health reasons will robably never even get to visit I also find intriguing eople who do dangerous and near impossible things I try to figure out the mindset of eople who feel compelled to take these risks I m not very adventurous was so when I was younger but not to some extreme extentWorsley who idiolized Shackleton. Ain 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 Schilder's Struggle for the Unity of the Church powers of endurance against them He would succeed where Shackle. Was a descendant of one of the men on his crew and was a British special Forces Officer With two other men also descendants of Shackletons crew set off to complete the journey in Antartica that Shackleton was unable to complete This mission would not be enough there would be another trip and then at the last when Worsley attempts to walk across Antartica on a solo tripThe writing is very detailed theictures aid the reader along with the descriptions to feel as if they were at times along for the journey The book is rather short and moves uickly There are interesting touches of his A (kinda) Country Christmas personal life his wife son and daughter how they felt about his journeys uotes from Shackleton and a few brief mentions of Prince Williamresenting the men with a signed Union Jack flagA look at a brave man who felt compelled to accomplish the impossibleARC from Edelweiss I saw this book at my library and icked it up because I had read Grann s amazing Killers of the Flower Moon and so I knew I wanted to read it It s short adapted from a New Yorker article he had ublished in February 2018 I don t read much non fiction but I occasionally do read stories like this about extraordinary feats of hysical rowess that most National Geographic Kids Almanac 2020 people just think of as insane risk taking behavior Into the Wild Touching the Void Into Thin Air This is one of these books where a tough guy Henry Worsley who sees the Antarctic explorer Shackleton as his life mentor in courage in the face of impossiblehysical and mental challenges and forges himself into a kind of throwback to a generation of explorers Worsley who was a relative of someone who made an expedition to Antarctica with Shackleton in 2009 makes the trek with two others who were relatives of Shackleton s crew They make it Then he decides to try it solo several years later at the age of 55This is a fine short book featuring Grann s superb writing so if you might want to read about this but don t want to read a 500 age account this is the one for you With lots of ics of Shackleton s trip and connections to Worsley s trips This is a link to the original New Yorker article is Worsley s final broadcast from Antarctica on his solo trip SPOILER ALERT THE WHITE DARKNESS is another absolute winner from author David Grann The Why Is It Always About You?: The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism photos in this book are fabulous and really add to the richness and history of Antarctica exploration British special forces soldier Henry Worsley was much like a modern day Ernest Shackleton who also happened to be hisersonal hero Once again David Grann educates entertains and inspires through his compelling factual story writing THE WHITE DARKNESS is a modern day adventure not to be missed The man felt like a speck in the frozen nothingness Every direction he turned he could see ice stretching to the edge of the Earth white ice and blue ice glacial ice tongues and ice wedges There were no living creatures in sight Not a bear or even a bird Nothing but himThe last book I reviewed WAS SET IN THE LUSH AND set in the lush and landscape of Corfu Corfu and all of Greece are on my bucket list of Gods and fighting men: the story of the Tuatha de Danaan and of the Fianna of Ireland, arranged and put into English by Lady Gregory places to visit once I have time I can call my own What is not on my bucket list Antarctica I hate being cold I truly despise frigid temperatures wearing boots andarkas and having my skin exposed to subzero temperatures However I was able to get a little taste of this stunning continent through the exploits of Henry Worsley and the excellent writing of David Grann This was accomplished either from the relative warmth of a nice spring walk or a ride in the car as I listened to this one on audio The Taste For Adventure Must Have Been In Henry Worsley S for adventure must have been in Henry Worsley s A distant relative of Frank Worsley one of Ernest Shackleton s crew from the Endurance Henry had the craving to Charming the Firefighter push himself to the limits and was determined to conuer what Shackleton and his men had failed to do to cross Antarctica via the South Pole on foot Henry Worsley undertook not one but three expeditions to one of the most brutal environments in the world His last trek in 2015 2016 was entirely solo His wife and children stood byraying for his safe return Passion for something can easily tip into obsession which is a dangerous thing especially when those affected are the very eople who so loyally stand And WaitThe Drama And waitThe drama and of this venture was riveting to say the least David Grann rovides a lot of background on the original expeditions highlighting much of Shackleton s journey as well as his exemplary leadership skills He shares snippets of dispatches and journal entries from Henry Worsley s accounts which gave this nonfiction Everyone Loves Clowns and Other Tales piece a feeling of immediacy My mind never once strayed from the narrative despite the fact I am oftenrone to doing so while listening to a book rather than reading it myself It s actually a fairly short work and I was rather surprised when it came to an end a good sign of a successful audio experience I guess Now an instant fan of David Grann I will gladly seek out of his writing in the future His The Elements of Computing Systems: Building a Modern Computer from First Principles prose is clear and concise and never once felt dry He s also given me a bigush to read those Shackleton books that have been languishing on my to read list for far too long I highly recommend this one to anyone that loves a great adventure tale as well as those that enjoy stimulating true stories My only regret with this was that I know I missed out on some remarkable hotographs which I understand are included in the aper version I may seek this out in that format just to catch a glimpse of those ictures. Ton had failed in the most brutal landscape in the worldIn 2008 Worsley set out across Antarctica with two other descendants of Shackleton's crew battling the freezing desolate landscape life threatening hysical exhaustion and hidden crevasses Yet when he returned home he felt compelled to go back On November 2015 at age 55 Worsley bid farewell to his family and embarked on his most erilous uest to walk across Antarctica alo. ,