2016 was the hundredth anniversary year of the climactic and dramatic conclusion of the Endurance expedition (1914–1916.)
In 1916, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship, the Endurance, was imprisoned and crushed by sea ice near Antarctica. It nearly cost his crew their lives, but all twenty-eight of them would survive. Theirs is one of the greatest adventure and survival stories of the twentieth century.
The Vermont Reads books for 2016 were Jennifer Armstrong’s Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World and Caroline Alexander’s The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition.