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Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group: Antarctic/Arctic Exploration

Join us to read and discuss stories of exploration, discovery, and danger in the coldest parts of our planet WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th at 6pm.

This month’s theme is inspired by Caroline Alexander’s The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition, the Vermont Humanities Council 2016 VERMONT READS book. The Athenaeum has 15 copies of The Endurance available for loan to patrons on a first-come-first-served basis.

We also have a variety of resources on exploration in the Antarctic and Arctic regions. Participants are encouraged to pick up a copy of The Endurance and/or another book from the list below, read them, and come prepared to discuss and share. Refreshments will be served.

Selected Arctic/Antarctic Exploration Books from the Athenaeum Collection

Berton, Pierre. The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909.

Bryce, Robert M. Cook & Peary: The Polar Controversy, Resolved.

Byrd, Richard E. Alone: The Classic Polar Adventure.

Henderson, Bruce. True North: Peary, Cook, and the Race to the Pole.

Herbert, Wally. The Noose of Laurels: Robert E. Peary and the Race to the North Pole.

MacPhee, R. D. E. Race to the End: Amundsen, Scott, and the Attainment of the South Pole.

Niven, Jennifer. The Ice Master: The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk.

Perkins, Dennis N. T, Margaret P. Holtman, and Jillian B. Murphy. Leading at the Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition.

Tyler-Lewis, Kelly. The Lost Men: The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party.

Worsley, Frank A. Shackleton's Boat Journey.

Worsley, Frank A. Endurance: An Epic of Polar Adventure.

Earlier Event: September 14
Celebration of the Chinese Moon Festival
Later Event: September 16
Mohamad Hafez: Unsettled Nostalgia