Caroline Alexander





Caroline Alexander



Caroline Alexander has written for The New Yorker, Granta, Condé Nast Traveler, Smithsonian, Outside, and National Geographic. She is the curator of "Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Expedition," an exhibition that opened at the American Museum of Natural History in March 1999. She lives on a farm in New Hampshire.

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The Endurance: Shackleton's...

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The Bounty: The True Story ...

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The War That Killed Achille...

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Mrs. Chippy's Last Expediti...

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Lost Gold of the Dark Ages:...

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One Dry Season

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The Way To Xanadu

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Battle's End: A Seminole Fo...

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The Worst Journey in the World

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“I have seen Fuji, the most dainty and graceful of all mountains; and also Kinchinjunga: only Michael Angelo among men could have conceived such grandeur. But give me Erebus for my friend. Whoever made Erebus knew all the charm of horizontal lines, and the lines of Erebus are for the most part nearer the horizontal then the vertical. And so he is the most restful mountain in the world, and I was glad when I knew that our hut would lie at his feet. And always there floated from his crater the lazy banner of his cloud of steam.”
Caroline Alexander, The Worst Journey in the World

“We honor the Greeks because in their art, literature, philosophy and civic history we discern the early stirrings of our own ideals—rationalism, humanism, democracy—which first took firm root in Athenian soil.”
Caroline Alexander, Lost Gold of the Dark Ages: War, Treasure, and the Mystery of the Saxons

“The greatest war story ever told commemorates a war that established no boundaries, won no territory, and furthered no cause.”
Caroline Alexander, The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War
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