18:32 on Sunday the 15th October, 2006
Hello Marie, Like you I originally was not intending to blog, but here I am with my second entry having read yours relating to a booklist.
I would like to thank the lady in the National Museum of Ireland’s bookshop who, on November 3, 2005, permitted me to buy the following books “after hours” which were still available after the closing of the “The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition” exhibition.
An Unsung Hero Michael Smith Seek the Frozen Lands Frank Nugent Shackleton An Irishman in Antarctica Jonathan Shackleton & John MacKenna
In addition, I’ve read or bought the following:
Shackleton Roland Huntford (published in 1985) Shackleton’s Boat Journey Frank Worsley Endurance – Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage Alfred Lansing (in German, but I think you can get it in English as well) The Worst Journey in the World Aspley Cherry-Garrard (have been told to read it when I come back! Duel in Eternal Ice Rainer-K. Langner (in German, does not seem to be in English) The South Pole Roald Amundsen Shackleton’s Way, Leadership Lessons From the Great Antarctic Explorer Margot Morrell & Stephanie Capparell (a thoroughly gripping and educative book, but again in German although this one is available in English).
Ger referred to the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven which has a wealth of information on the Antarctic and you can visit it at: www.awi-bremerhaven.de and just chose English.