Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition: The Remarkable Journal of Shackleton's Polar-Bound Cat

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The carpenter has a very fine cat who is known as "Mrs. Chippie"...
-- from the diary of Commander F. A. Worsley, captain of Shackleton's Endurance

When Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance became trapped in the Antarctic ice, all twenty-nine members of the crew were pushed to their limits of survival, including Mrs. Chippy, the ship's estimable cat. Fortunately for posterity, Mrs. Chippy left a diary of the ordeal.

Closely based on the true events of Shackleton's heroic journey, and illustrated with authentic photographs taken by Frank Hurley, expedition photographer, Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition is a firsthand account of one of the greatest adventures in history--from a unique point of view.

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Caroline Alexander is the author of the international bestsellers The Endurance and The Bounty and, more recently, The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of the Trojan War. She is a contributing writer for National Geographic magazine and her work has also appeared in The New YorkerSmithsonian, and Outside, among other publications. Alexander received her doctorate in classics from Columbia University and was the founder of the Department of Classics at the University of Malawi in East Africa.

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Here's a story to rank among favorite animal stories for grown-ups of all time. With a lovely, witty, British touch, Caroline Alexander composes a cat's-eye journal of Ernest Shackleton's 1914 Antarctic expedition. Mrs. Chippy keeps an excellent log of shipboard duties, events, and feline observations. Steven Crossley is quite brilliant, making Mrs. Chippy as endearing to listeners as he, Chippy, was to the Endurance crew. Chippy's Scottish burr--for he is mate of Scots ship's carpenter Chipps--is distinct as he reviews daily routines, such as the seal watch or a casual stroll across the top of the sled dog kennels. Crossley also portrays the other crew members with warmth and distinction. He delivers every nuance of inquisitiveness, casual perusal, or disdain (usually for the dogs), which just enriches the researched detail of the voyage. R.F.W. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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