- Insider's Take
David Grann, the best-selling author of The Lost City of Z and Killers of the Flower Moon, presents a modern epic of Victorian-era heroism. Henry Worsley, a British army officer and happily married father of two, embraced his obsession with Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton and succeeded in crossing the massive continent on foot – with two team members – unaided. They became the first men to walk across Antarctica. Later, Worsley returned to attempt a similar trek solo and failed. He died in the aftermath, but Grann presents his life as a heroic saga of human endurance.
About the Author
New Yorker staff writer David Grann, author of the bestsellers The Lost City of Z and Killers of the Flower Moon, won the George Polk journalism award and an Edgar award. His other books include The Old Man and the Gun.