Book Discussion on Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World

The Washington Post hosted a meeting of the KidsPost Summer Book Club. Mr. Kelly led a discussion of Jennifer Armstrong’s… read more

The Washington Post hosted a meeting of the KidsPost Summer Book Club. Mr. Kelly led a discussion of Jennifer Armstrong’s Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World, published by Random House. He was joined by Mr. Marty and Ms. Penhale, who shared stories of their personal experiences in Antarctica. The book is about Ernest Shackleton’s attempt to lead the first expedition to cross Antarctica from one side to the other. When their ship, Endurance, became trapped in ice one hundred miles from land, the expedition’s men abandoned their goal and began fighting for their lives. For five months the twenty-eight men camped on ice floes. When spring came Shackleton and five others traversed eight hundred miles of open ocean in a twenty-foot boat to find a rescue ship. They succeeded and all of the expedition’s men survived. After the presentation, there was a short question-and-answer session. close

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  • Penhale, Polly Manager National Science Foundation->Antarctic Bio. and Med. Program
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Kensington, Maryland, United States
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Aug 31, 2002
Last Aired:
Sep 29, 2002

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  • Aug 31, 2002 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 31, 2002 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 29, 2002 | 3:41pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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