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Alexander, Caroline 1956-

Overview
Works: 46 works in 187 publications in 3 languages and 12,228 library holdings
Genres: Film adaptations  Fiction  History  Diary fiction  Case studies  Pictorial works  Biography  Drama  Sea stories  Documentary films 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist
Classifications: G850 1914 .S53, 919.8904
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Most widely held works about Caroline Alexander
 
Most widely held works by Caroline Alexander
The Endurance : Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition by Caroline Alexander ( Book )
25 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 3,314 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 )
32 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,012 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 )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,576 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 )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 526 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 Bounty [the true story of the mutiny on the Bounty] by Caroline Alexander ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unabridged
Battle's end : a Seminole football team revisited by Caroline Alexander ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A college instructor hired to tutor remedial English to eight black college football players investigates their lives twelve years later
The Endurance [Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition] by Caroline Alexander ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the 1914 expedition to Antarctica, an epic of survival
Lost gold of the Dark Ages : war, treasure, and the mystery of the Saxons by Caroline Alexander ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 245 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 Endurance [Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition] by Caroline Alexander ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unflinching account of Shackleton's expeditio--one of history's greatest epics of survival
The war that killed Achilles the true story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War by Caroline Alexander ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Many have forgotten that the subject of the "Iliad" was war-- not merely the poetical romance of the war at Troy, but war, in all its enduring devastation. This analysis 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
The worst journey in the world by Apsley Cherry-Garrard ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Cherry-Garrard, who accompanied Robert Falcon Scott to the Antarctic on the explorer's doomed quest for the South Pole, recounts the unforgettable journey across forbidding, inhospitable terrain. He was also a member of the search party that ultimately discovered Scott's frozen body along with his last notebook entries." "With an introduction by the author, this tale of adventure stands out as a literary accomplishment as well as a classic of exploration."--BOOK JACKET
One dry season : in the footsteps of Mary Kingsley by Caroline Alexander ( Book )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mrs. Chippy's last expedition [the remarkable journey of Shackleton's polar-bound cat] by Caroline Alexander ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914 expedition to Antarctica from the viewpoint of his world-weary cat
The Endurance Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1914 explorer Ernest Shackleton set sail aboard The Endurance to become the first man to cross the Antarctic continent by foot. Unexpected changes in the weather left them stranded when the ship was crushed by the ice. This is the story of their survival
The Bounty [the true story of the mutiny on the Bounty] by Caroline Alexander ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Just before sunrise of April 28, 1789, in the far reaches of the South Pacific, Master's Mate Fletcher Christian and three other men, armed with cutlasses, bayonets and a musket, apprehended Lieutenant William Bligh and place him and eighteen officers and crewmen in a small boat. This mutiny on board His Majesty's armed transport Bounty impelled every man on a fateful course--Bligh and his loyalists on a historic boat voyage, Christian and his followers on their restless exile. Bligh himself returned to Britain as a hero, but that was not his final destiny. Ten of the Bounty's crew were eventually captured in Tahiti and brought back to England in irons to face their day in court ... [The author] shows how, in a desperate attempt to save one man from the gallows and another from ignominy, two powerful families came together and began to create the version of history we know today. [She presents] the true story of the mutiny on the Bounty.-Dust jacket
De Endurance : Shackletons legendarische expeditie naar de zuidpool by Caroline Alexander ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in Dutch and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grieken en Romeinen ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Artikelen over de Grieks-Romeinse wereld; themanummer van National Geographic
A lousy ten grand ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ted Beckerwith, a middle-class suburban father of two and a toilet designer for NASA is in trouble. His credit cards are maxed out and his family needs braces, a computer and shopping dollars. In his desperation Ted agrees to assume another identity and marry a "Suderian" Princess for her green card, but his new bride quickly turns his world upside down making it impossible to keep his two worlds separate, or straight. When the Princess is arrested Ted faces an ultimate choice, to save himself, or her from deportation
De oorlog die Achilles het leven kostte : het ware verhaal van de Ilias by Caroline Alexander ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historische en literaire analyse van de Ilias van Homerus, waarbij dit epos wordt geduid als een morele veroordeling van oorlog
Atrapados en el hielo : la legendaria expedición a la Antártida de Shackleton by Caroline Alexander ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
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
Languages
English (148)
Spanish (8)
Dutch (3)
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