The White Darkness

The White Darkness
Publisher Doubleday
Release Date
Category History
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9780385544580
Rating 3.5/5 from 14 reviews

By the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with color photographs 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 polar explorer, who tried to become the first person 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 certain death, and emerged as one of the greatest leaders in history. Worsley 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 powers of endurance against them. He would succeed where Shackleton had failed, in the most brutal landscape in the world. In 2008, Worsley set out across Antarctica with two other descendants of Shackleton's crew, battling the freezing, desolate landscape, life-threatening physical exhaustion, and hidden crevasses. Yet when he returned home he felt compelled to go back. On November 13, 2015, at age 55, Worsley bid farewell to his family and embarked on his most perilous quest: to walk across Antarctica alone. David Grann tells Worsley's remarkable story with the intensity and power that have led him to be called "simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today." Illustrated with more than fifty stunning photographs from Worsley's and Shackleton's journeys, The White Darkness is both a gorgeous keepsake volume and a spellbinding story of courage, love, and a man pushing himself to the extremes of human capacity.

The White Darkness
  • Author : David Grann
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release Date : 2018-10-30

By the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with color photographs Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces officer who believed in honor and sacrifice.

The White Darkness
  • Author : Geraldine McCaughrean
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-02-23

Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature! “Completely gripping.” —People “Dazzling.” —The Observer Geraldine McCaughrean—two-time Carnegie Medalist for Where the World Ends and Pack of Lies—takes readers on a spellbinding journey into the frozen heart of darkness with this lyrical, riveting, and

White Darkness
  • Author : David A. McIntee
  • Publisher : London Bridge
  • Release Date : 1993

This new series of original novels takes up where the TV series left off. Novels published in 1992 demonstrated the scope of this series, from all-action space adventure to psychological thriller to mythic fantasy. All stories feature the Seventh Doctor and his new companion, Bernice Summerfield.

Heart of Darkness
  • Author : Joseph Conrad
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16

Heart of Darkness is a short novel by Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, written as a frame narrative, about Charles Marlow's life as an ivory transporter down the Congo River in Central Africa. The river is "a mighty big river, that you could see on the map, resembling an immense snake

Prince of Darkness
  • Author : Shane White
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-13

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In Shackleton s Footsteps
  • Author : Henry Worsley
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-02-03

On the 29th of October 1908, a party of four men, led by Ernest Shackleton, set out to be the first to reach the South Pole. Three months later, their mission was in ruins and they faced certain death if they carried on. Just 97 miles from the South Pole, Shackleton turned

The White Tiger
  • Author : Aravind Adiga
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-04-22

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The stunning Booker Prize–winning novel from the author of Amnesty and Selection Day that critics have likened to Richard Wright’s Native Son, The White Tiger follows a darkly comic Bangalore driver through the poverty and corruption of modern India’s caste

Out of Darkness
  • Author : Ashley Hope Pérez
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Lab ®
  • Release Date : 2015-09-01

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  • Author : Alfred Lansing
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2014-04-29

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The Devil and Sherlock Holmes
  • Author : David Grann
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011

Explores unforgettable mysteries and the nature of obsession, from the Aryan Brotherhood's infiltration of the U.S. prison system to a chameleon con artist in Europe to the author's experience with a cyclone while searching for the elusive giant squid.

The Darkness of White
  • Author : K. B. Knight
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-08-26

Travis Maurice Walker or otherwise known as Travis Grizzly is an American ex-Green Beret sniper who fought in the Afghanistan war. The six-foot-five, three-hundred-pound soldier was trained exceptionally well in hand-to-hand combat. In all his years he has never experienced defeat, even in the most extreme circumstances. In short, Travis

Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Author : David Grann
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2017-04-18

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were

Playing in the Dark
  • Author : Toni Morrison
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-07-24

An immensely persuasive work of literary criticism that opens a new chapter in the American dialogue on race—and promises to change the way we read American literature. Morrison shows how much the themes of freedom and individualism, manhood and innocence, depended on the existence of a black population that

The Once   Future King
  • Author : T. H. White
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2015-10-13

The definitive modern take on the timeless tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round table. The legends of King Arthur date back to medieval Europe, and have become some of the dominant myths of Western culture. In The Once & Future King, T. H. White reinvents the story

The Lost Book of the White
  • Author : Cassandra Clare,Wesley Chu
  • Publisher : Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01

From #1 New York Times bestselling authors Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu comes the second book in the Eldest Curses series and a thrilling new adventure for High Warlock Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood, for whom a death-defying mission into the heart of evil is not just a job, it’s