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Caroline Alexander

Caroline Alexander has written for The New Yorker, Granta, Condé Nast Traveler, Smithsonian, Outside, and National Geographic, and is the author of four previous books. She is the curator of "Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Expedition," an exhibition that will open at the American Museum of Natural History in March 1999. She lives on a farm in New Hampshire.

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The Bounty
Written by Caroline Alexander
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | May 2004
$20.00/26.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-200469-2 (0-14-200469-3)

More than two centuries after Master’s Mate Fletcher Christian led a mutiny against Lieutenant William Bligh on a small, armed transport vessel called Bounty, the true story of this enthralling adventure has become obscured by the legend. Combining vivid characterization and deft storytelling, Caroline Alexander shatters the centuries-old myths surrounding this... Read more






The Endurance
Written by Caroline Alexander
Knopf | Hardcover | November 1998
$35.00/45.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-40403-0 (0-375-40403-1)

In August 1914, days before the outbreak of the First World War, the renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail for the South Atlantic in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: the first crossing on foot of the Antarctic continent. Weaving a... Read more






The War That Killed Achilles
Written by Caroline Alexander
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | September 2010
$17.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-311826-8 (0-14-311826-9)

"Spectacular and constantly surprising."
-Ken Burns


Written with the authority of a scholar and the vigor of a bestselling narrative historian, The War That Killed Achilles is a superb and utterly timely presentation of one of the timeless stories of Western civilization. As she did in The Endurance... Read more






The Worst Journey in the World
Written by Apsley Cherry-Garrard, Introduction by Caroline Alexander
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | February 2006
$18.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-303938-9 (0-14-303938-5)

A firsthand account of Scott's disastrous Antarctic expedition

The Worst Journey in the World recounts Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. Apsley Cherry-Garrard—the youngest member of Scott’s team and one of three men to make and survive the notorious Winter Journey—draws on his firsthand experiences as well as the... Read more





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