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Title:
In Shackleton's wake
Author:
Fuchs, Arved.
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Uniform Title:
Im Schatten des Pols. English
Publication Information:
Dobbs Ferry, NY : Sheridan House, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
197 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781574091380
Format :
Book

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Summary

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Arved Fuchs is a well-known German adventurer, sailor, and author.


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Booklist Review

Fuchs, one of the first two men to cross the Antarctic on foot, decided to reenact the boat journey of Shackleton's 1915-16 Antarctic expedition, after its ship Endurance sank, to refuge on Elephant Island and later to South Georgia, the subject of many books, including Shackleton's own South (1919) and Melinda Mueller's riveting poem, What the Ice Gets (2000). His replica of Shackleton's lifeboat James Caird rode south aboard a containership and, on the final leg, a cruise liner. Fuchs is conscious of the irony in that and in being in satellite communication at all times as well as with an escort vessel bearing a film crew documenting the voyage. But he is also conscious of Shackleton's leadership qualities and the serious technical errors he made, which required, along with courage and (another irony) endurance, almost miraculous good luck for the expedition members' survival. A worthwhile addition to any collection of true sea adventures. --Roland Green