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Alexander, Caroline 1956-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 280 publications in 16 languages and 13,052 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Fiction  History  Epic poetry  Diary fiction  Case studies  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Creator
Classifications: DU20, 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 )

76 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 3,359 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 )

41 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,985 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 )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,648 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 )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 495 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 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 413 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 402 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 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 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 196 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
Mrs. Chippy's last expedition [the remarkable journey of Shackleton's polar-bound cat] by Caroline Alexander( Recording )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914 expedition to Antarctica from the viewpoint of his world-weary cat
One dry season : in the footsteps of Mary Kingsley by Caroline Alexander( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's travel account of her exploration in equatorial Africa, retracing the journey made in 1895 by Mary Kingsley
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
The Endurance Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring new footage of the actual locations and interviews with surviving relatives of key expedition members. Archived audio interviews with expedition members, and footage and still photos shot on the expedition are included
Les survivants de l'Antarctique : l'odyssée Shackleton by Caroline Alexander( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atrapados en el hielo by George Butler( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Premiado en el festival Chicago Film como mejor documental, narra la expedición a la Antártida (1914-1916) llevada a cabo por Sir Ernest Shackleton. (FILMAFFINITY)
The Iliad by Homer( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 8 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 way to Xanadu by Caroline Alexander( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Her witty and elegant chronicles also present an amazing array of characters - from stony-faced officials upholding the great wall of Chinese bureaucracy to tough-minded Floridians battling the bureaucracy of our own federal government. As Alexander reminds us, Coleridge, who composed his great work in an opium reverie, himself never actually visited the places he evoked so powerfully, but merely read about them in a diverse collection of travel and discovery narratives, which were definitively catalogued in 1927 by the renowned scholar John Livingston Lowes. The power of these works to feed the poet's imagination inspires Alexander's intriguing speculation about the value and purpose of travel writing in our own age
One dry season in the footsteps of Mary Kingsley by Caroline Alexander( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

With richly evocative images and wonderfully entertaining anecdotes, Caroline Alexander transports you to the dense interior of equatorial Gabon. In One Dry Season, she chronicles her adventures as she makes her way alone through dangerously primitive territory. When she first read of Victorian explorer Mary Kingsley's travels in the French colony of Gabon, Alexander knew she had to experience the present-day nation for herself. Soon she is retracing Kingsley's route-struggling through tangled vines in humid rain forests, chugging up the churning OgoouE River in a packed steamer, and fending off gigantic cockroaches. The country she discovers is a challenging mixture of Africa's exotic past and its practical present. A splendid storyteller, Caroline Alexander introduces you to the colorful new friends she made along the trail including a shy mission nun, a half-mad French woman, and a village chief who treated her as an errant teenaged daughter. Lisette Lecat's expert narration brings out all the excitement of today's Africa
 
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The Endurance : Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition
Alternative Names
Кэролайн Александр

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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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 war that killed Achilles the true story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War