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Journey to the End of the Night

The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline Alexander. Published in association with the American Museum of Natural History, New York, where Caroline Alexander has co-curated an exhibition that includes the James Caird and more than 150 of Frank Hurley's photographs

Shackleton by Roland Huntford

I May Be Some Time: Ice and the English Imagination by Francis Spufford

South: A Memoir of the Endurance Voyage by Ernest Shackleton

Endurance: An Epic of Polar Adventure by F.A. Worsley, with a preface by Patrick O'Brian

Shackleton’s Boat Journey by F.A. Worsley

South: Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition (1919) a film by Frank Hurley

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

Scott’s Last Expedition: The Journals by Robert Falcon Scott, with a new introduction by Beryl Bainbridge

Mrs. Chippy’s Last Expedition: The Remarkable Journal of Shackleton’s Polar-Bound Cat by Caroline Alexander

Plantation Blues

Runaway Slaves: Rebels on the Plantation by John Hope Franklin and Loren Schweninger

Rituals of Blood: Consequences of Slavery in Two American Centuries by Orlando Patterson

The Fall of The Black Empires

To Be Loved: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown: An Autobiography by Berry Gordy

Berry, Me, and Motown by Raynoma Gordy Singleton

An Original Man: The Life and Times of Elijah Muhammad by Claude Andrew Clegg III

Contributors

Gabriele Annan is a book and film critic living in London. (March 2006)

Ian Buruma is the author of numerous books, including Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Year Zero: A History of 1945, and, most recently, A Tokyo Romance.

Rosemary Dinnage’s books include The Ruffian on the Stair, One to One: Experiences of Psychotherapy, and Annie Besant.

Richard Dorment was the art critic for the Daily Telegraph between 1986 and 2015.

Václav Havel (1936–2011) was the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic. Havel was one of the six signers of the statement “Tibet: The Peace of the Graveyard.”

Tim Judah is currently a Fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna. He has reported for The New York Review from, among other places, ­Afghanistan, Serbia, Uganda, and Armenia.
 (October 2018)

Arthur Kempton, the author of Boogaloo: The Quintessence of American Popular Music, is a fellow at the Institute for African-American Research at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. (March 2006)

Colin McGinn is a philosopher. His books include Philosophy of ­Language: The Classics Explained and Prehension: The Hand and the ­Emergence of Humanity. (June 2016)

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China. He was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London and China Correspondent for The Observer.
 (December 2016)

Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. His most recent book is The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America. (June 2011)

Jonathan Raban’s books include Surveillance, My Holy War, Arabia, Old Glory, Hunting Mister Heartbreak, Bad Land, Passage to Juneau, and Waxwings. His most recent book is Driving Home: An American Journey, published in 2011. He is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Heinemann Award of the Royal Society of Literature, the PEN/West Creative Nonfiction Award, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award, and the Governor’s Award of the State of Washington. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Guardian, and The Independent. He lives in Seattle.

Charles Simic has been Poet Laureate of the United States. Come Closer and Listen, his latest book of poems, will be out next year. (August 2018)

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor in the Department of English at Harvard. Her latest book is The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a collection of her most recent essays. (October 2017)