"Endurance: Shackelton's Incredible Voyage", "Killers of the Flower Moon", "The Devil and Sherlock Holmes", "The Lost City of Z", "The Worst Journey in the World", Alfred Lansing, Amundsen, Apsley Cherry-Garrard, David Grann, Scott, Shackelton, The New Yorker
If you’re a fan of David Grann (writer for The New Yorker and author of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and Birth of the FBI; The Lost City of Z; and The Devil and Sherlock Holmes, among other writings by this journalist), go out and buy the current Anniversary Issue of The New Yorker (Feb 12 & 19, 2018, which is on the newsstands now).
Or, go to this link: The White Darkness: Alone in Antarctica, by David Grann, The New Yorker.
Photograph courtesy Shackleton Foundation
I don’t want to tell you too much about it other than it’s a long article about Henry Wosely, someone you may never have heard about (unless you follow current day explorers).
Think Shackelton, Scott, and Amundsen. And while Grann’s article doesn’t match Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s superb The Worst Journey in the World or Alfred Lansing’s wonderful Endurance: Shackelton’s Incredible Voyage, you won’t be sorry you spent the time on Grann’s article.
Suzanne Stier said:
I read this and was amazed. What a journey….I was unhappy with the ending. I had to remind myself it wasn’t a Hollywood epic.
Stan and I had a wonderful trip to Antarctica a few years ago….Nothing like what is described in the article….Can’t imagine trekking across the white landscape by myself…