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Alexander, Caroline 1956-

Overview
Works: 58 works in 321 publications in 13 languages and 12,731 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Epic poetry  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Historical fiction  Diary fiction  Fiction  History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist
Classifications: DU20, 883.01
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The Endurance : Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition by Caroline Alexander( Book )

42 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 3,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an account of the Shackleton expedition of 1914, during which explorer Ernest Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven set out to cross the Antarctic continent on foot, only to have their ship, Endurance, break up eighty-five miles short of their destination, leaving them stranded for close to two years. Includes a photographic record of the adventure
The Bounty : the true story of the mutiny on the Bounty by Caroline Alexander( Book )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than two centuries have passed since Master's Mate Fletcher Christian mutinied against Lieutenant Bligh on a small, armed transport vessel called Bounty. Why the details of this obscure adventure at the end of the world remain vivid and enthralling is as intriguing as the truth behind the legend. In giving the Bounty mutiny its historical due, Caroline Alexander has chosen to frame her narrative by focusing on the court-martial of the ten mutineers who were captured in Tahiti and brought to justice in England. This fresh perspective revivifies the entire saga, and the salty, colorful language of the captured men themselves conjures the events of that April morning in 1789, when Christian's breakdown impelled every man on a fateful course: Bligh and his loyalists on the historic open boat voyage that revealed him to be one of history's great navigators; Christian on his restless exile; and the captured mutineers toward their day in court. As the book unfolds, each figure emerges as a full-blown character caught up in a drama that may well end on the gallows. And as Alexander shows, it was in a desperate fight to escape hanging that one of the accused defendants deliberately spun the mutiny into the myth we know today-of the tyrannical Lieutenant Bligh of the Bounty. Ultimately, Alexander concludes that the Bounty mutiny was sparked by that most unpredictable, combustible, and human of situations-the chemistry between strong personalities living in close quarters. Her account of the voyage, the trial, and the surprising fates of Bligh, Christian, and the mutineers is an epic of ambition, passion, pride, and duty at the dawn of the Romantic era
The war that killed Achilles : the true story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War by Caroline Alexander( Book )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many have forgotten that the subject of the "Illiad" was war--not merely the poetical romance of the war at Troy, but war, in all its enduring devastation. This groundbreaking reading of Homer's epic poem restores the poet's vision of the tragedy of war, addressing many of the central questions that define the war experience of every age
Mrs. Chippy's last expedition : the remarkable journal of Shackleton's polar-bound cat by Caroline Alexander( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1914 Shackleton Expedition to the South Pole as seen by a cat. He is Mrs. Chippy, whose owner is the ship's carpenter and they are so close it's like a man and wife. Mrs. Chippy describes how he helped the crew retain their sanity during the many months they were trapped by ice
The Endurance : [Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition] by Caroline Alexander( Recording )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unflinching account of Shackleton's expedition--one of history's greatest epics of survival
The Bounty : [the true story of the mutiny on the Bounty] by Caroline Alexander( Recording )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Iliad by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Composed around 730 B.C., Homer's Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Achaeans, or Greeks, and the Trojans in their besieged city of Ilion. From the explosive confrontation between Achilles, the greatest warrior at Troy, and Agamemnon, the inept leader of the Greeks, through to its tragic conclusion, The Iliad explores the abiding, blighting facts of war. Carved close to the original Greek, acclaimed classicist Caroline Alexander's new translation is swift and lean, with the driving cadence of its source--a translation epic in scale and yet devastating in its precision and power."--
Battle's end : a Seminole football team revisited by Caroline Alexander( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A college instructor hired to tutor remedial English to eight black college football players investigates their lives twelve years later
Lost gold of the Dark Ages : war, treasure, and the mystery of the Saxons by Caroline Alexander( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of England from the departure of Roman forces in 450 A.D. to the Norman invasion of 1066, focusing on the gold and silver artifacts of the Staffordshire Hoard found in 2009 to highlight the events and art of the period
The worst journey in the world by Apsley Cherry-Garrard( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apsley Cherry-Garrard was the youngest member of Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated 1910 expedition to the South Pole. One of just three men to survive the notorious journey, he draws on his firsthand experiences as well as the diaries of other compatriots to create a detailed account of Scott's legendary expedition
The war that killed Achilles : the true story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War by Caroline Alexander( Recording )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many have forgotten that the subject of the "Illiad" was war--not merely the poetical romance of the war at Troy, but war, in all its enduring devastation. This reading of Homer's epic poem restores the poet's vision of the tragedy of war, addressing many of the central questions that define the war experience of every age
Mrs. Chippy's last expedition : [the remarkable journey of Shackleton's polar-bound cat] by Caroline Alexander( Recording )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914 expedition to Antarctica from the viewpoint of his world-weary cat
Die Endurance : Shackletons legendäre Expedition in die Antarktis by Caroline Alexander( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing upon previously unavailable sources, Caroline Alexander gives us a riveting account of Shackleton's expedition one of history's greatest epics of survival. And she presents the astonishing work of Frank Hurley, the Australian photographer whose visual record of the adventure was never before published comprehensively. Together, text and image re-create the terrible beauty of Antarctica, the awful destruction of the ship, and the crew's heroic daily struggle to stay alive, a miracle achieved largely through Shackleton's inspiring leadership. The survival of Hurley's remarkable images is scarcely less miraculous: The original glass plate negatives, from which most of the book's illustrations are superbly reproduced, were stored in hermetically sealed canisters that survived months on the ice floes, a week in an open boat on the polar seas, and several more months buried in the snows of a rocky outcrop called Elephant Island. Finally, Hurley was forced to abandon his professional equipment; thereafter he captured some of the most unforgettable images of the struggle with a pocket camera and three rolls of Kodak film
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Composed around 730 B.C., Homer's Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Achaeans, or Greeks, and the Trojans in their besieged city of Ilion. From the explosive confrontation between Achilles, the greatest warrior at Troy, and Agamemnon, the inept leader of the Greeks, through to its tragic conclusion, The Iliad explores the abiding, blighting facts of war. Carved close to the original Greek, acclaimed classicist Caroline Alexander's new translation is swift and lean, with the driving cadence of its source--a translation epic in scale and yet devastating in its precision and power."--
The Endurance : Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition( Visual )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In August, 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton, renowned explorer set sail with 27 men on his ship The Endurance. His plan was to be the first expedition to cross the Antarctic continent. Marooned on four feet of ice, in over 8,000 feet deep water, Shackleton and his crew survived some 635 days and nights, without proper shelter or rations, enduring the harshest conditions imaginable
Atrapados en el hielo : la legendaria expedición a la Antártida de Shackleton by Caroline Alexander( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Bounty : la verdadera historia del motín de la Bounty by Caroline Alexander( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The facts of the mutiny are told in Admiralty records, but for the truth behind the story, Alexander has ranged further, gleaning details from the diaries and correspondence of figures not obviously connected to the events, from obscure news items and from the biographies and family pedigrees of seemingly minor players
One dry season : in the footsteps of Mary Kingsley by Caroline Alexander( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's travel account of her exploration in equatorial Africa, retracing the journey made in 1895 by Mary Kingsley
The Iliad by Homer( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her virtuoso translation, classicist and bestselling author Caroline Alexander brings to life Homer's timeless epic of the Trojan War. Composed around 730 B.C., Homer's Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Achaeans, or Greeks, and the Trojans in their besieged city of Ilion. From the explosive confrontation between Achilles, the greatest warrior at Troy, and Agamemnon, the inept leader of the Greeks, through to its tragic conclusion, The Iliad explores the abiding, blighting facts of war. Soldier and civilian, victor and vanquished, hero and coward, men, women, young, old--The Iliad evokes in poignant, searing detail the fate of every life ravaged by the Trojan War. And, as told by Homer, this ancient tale of a particular Bronze Age conflict becomes a sublime and sweeping evocation of the destruction of war throughout the ages. Carved close to the original Greek, acclaimed classicist Caroline Alexander's new translation is swift and lean, with the driving cadence of its source--a translation epic in scale and yet devastating in its precision and power
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Endurance : Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition
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The Bounty : the true story of the mutiny on the BountyThe war that killed Achilles : the true story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan WarMrs. Chippy's last expedition : the remarkable journal of Shackleton's polar-bound catThe Endurance : [Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition]The Bounty : [the true story of the mutiny on the Bounty]Battle's end : a Seminole football team revisitedLost gold of the Dark Ages : war, treasure, and the mystery of the SaxonsThe worst journey in the world
Alternative Names
Alexander, C.‏ 1956-

Caroline Alexander

Caroline Alexander escritora estauxunidense

Кэролайн Александр

كارولين الكسندر

کارولین الکساندر

알렉산더, 캐롤라인 1956-

アレキサンダー, キャロライン

アレグザンダー, キャロライン

キャロライン・アレグザンダー

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