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Caroline Alexander was born in Florida to British parents and has lived in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean. She studied philosophy and theology at Oxford as a Rhodes scholar and has a doctorate in classics from Columbia University. She is the author of the bestselling The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition, which has been translated into 13 languages. She writes frequently for The New Yorker and National Geographic, and she is the author of four other books, including Mrs. Chippy’s Last Expedition, the journal of the Endurance‘s ship’s cat.
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