By David Grann
The story of Henry Worsley is one of a man who spent his entire life in pursuit of an adventurous ideal. A great fan of Sir Ernest Shackleton, this British army officer was a strapping young man whose physical capacities were only the tip of his personality. So vast and powerful was his mental strength, that he aligned with the motto of his polar hero: “through endurance, we conquer”. He did not waver from “Shacks’” own compass, both figuratively and literally, which had been given to him by the granddaughter of the explorer to help guide him through the great white continent.Recognised by his subordinates, friends, family, and expedition companions as a leader with exceptional motivational strength, Worsley spent his entire life constantly and uncontrollably drawn to Antarctica, between missions in Afghanistan and the US.
through endurance, we conquer
The white darkness, David Grann, Doubleday Illustrated, 160p. (2018, US)
Portrait of Ernest Shackleton, hero of an era and mentor to Henry Worsley.
The journalist David Grann, a specialist in what Americans refer to as ‘non-fiction’, the type
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