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review Endurance í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB á A gripping white knuckle novel set in the Antarctic and the muddy fields of the Western Front told through the eyes of real life adventurer and pioneer Australian photographer Frank Hurley A moving portrait of the man behind the legendThis novel tells the story of a real life Australian herOnsciousness One writer has claimed that Frank Hurley 'is the twentieth century'Here now is the man Hurley telling us of his part in the two ill fated Antarctic expeditions and recounting tales of great heroism and suffering as he fights for his life among the ice and the elements and witnesses the worst ravages of war on the Western Front Endurance is an extraordinary debut novel a rollicking white knuckle adventure story that also takes us to the very heart of heroism and sacrific. A simply written novel based on the life of Australian photographer Frank Hurley his adventures with Antarctic explorers and well known players on the battlefields of World War I Middle School students may find this narrative a good introduction to the period I was expecting the life of a photographer to show a artistic bent but came to the conclusion that the restrained expression reflected a gentlemanly humility and courage of the period

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A gripping white knuckle novel set in the Antarctic and the muddy fields of the Western Front told through the eyes of real life adventurer and pioneer Australian photographer Frank Hurley A moving portrait of the man behind the legendThis novel tells the story of a real life Australian hero photographer explorer and adventurer Frank Hurley It is a story told through his eyes and in his words and it reveals a tantalising portrait of the man behind the legend he has becomeHurley's ph. “every photograph reveals and conceals And one thing I have learned even with photographs is that people still see only what they believe”Endurance is the first novel by Australian lawyer arbitrator and author Tim Griffiths James Francis Frank Hurley was an Australian photographer and adventurer He participated in a number of expeditions to Antarctica and served as an official photographer with Australian forces during both world wars Griffiths recounts in the first person the major events of Hurley’s life from age thirteen until his mid thirties From early in his photographic career Hurley displayed a sense of daring a sense of adventure It was a career that took him to extremes from the icy wastes of Antarctica to the soggy trenches of Ypres to the deserts of Egypt and Palestine Griffiths really gives the reader a sense of Frank Hurley the man and the photographer’s perspective of exploration and war is expertly conveyed “I wanted people wives and sweethearts whoever and whatever they believed to see what the world contained and I wanted to be the one to create that vivid picture the image endures beyond the events we witness and the lives of all witnesses” and “My sense is that God has lost sight of us; we are faraway objects as if seen backwards through a camera lens Even the sun shrinks diffuses and splits in two then three suns which my naked eye gazes on each sun linked by a halo as depicted in picture books of the holy saints” are two examplesThe depth of research that Griffiths has done is apparent in the extensive amount of detail woven through the story Who except for one who has been there would consider the practicalities of a diet inducing diarrhoea when travelling in a lifeboat in subzero temperatures Hurley’s reaction to his own appearance after rescue from Elephant Island “Most unnerving was a large vanity mirror Who was the frightening dishevelled man that stared back so suspiciously I inspected my appearance closely then ran a hot bath and removed the clothing I had worn for a year Applying a sharp razor I rediscovered my face beneath tangled hair and a matted beard”A few maps and some of Hurley’s evocative photographs would certainly have enhanced the text While “gripping white knuckle novel” is perhaps an exaggeration this is certainly an interesting and informative read The mix of fact and fiction forms a very readable account of the life of this legendary Australian and it is an outstanding debut novelWith thanks to TheReadingRoom and AllenUnwin for this copy to read and review

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EnduranceOtographs and documentaries of Douglas Mawson's and Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic expeditions and his astounding images of World War I have been so widely exhibited and reproduced that in many cases they are the principal means by which we have come to see those world shattering events His iconic images of Endurance trapped in an ocean of ice of men battling the most extreme elements in the Antarctic and suffering under unthinkable conditions in war are imprinted on the Australian c. I loved being taken back in time to follow the amazing adventure of a remarkable man Frank Hurley from boyhood The author Tim Griffiths was very good at encapsulating the ambience of each time period and setting as we journey with Frank through this life I feel this has been achieved by the author’s extensive knowledge of these areas and ability to translate them into memorable images us readers can visualise easily I recommend this novel to Australian school students and teachers as I feel it has the potential to be a great additional text in the subject of Australian history What would be a nice addition is to include a map of his journey so we can visually orientate ourselves as we journey with himI would like to thank Goodreads Allen Unwin Book Publishers and the author for this Uncorrected Proof copy