Books by Sara Wheeler

O MY AMERICA! by Sara Wheeler
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Wheeler's gift for biography is strong, and despite occasional wanderings from the trail, the author ably captures these women and their travels."
English travel writer Wheeler (Access All Areas: Selected Writings 1990-2011, 2013, etc.) explores her personal struggle with age through the lens of American history as experienced by a group of 19th-century women. Read full book review >
ACCESS ALL AREAS by Sara Wheeler
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Uneven and mostly bland."
An assortment of essays, reviews, and excerpts from British travel writer and biographer Wheeler (The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A vivid, sympathetic portrait of what are essentially frontier regions where existence remains perilous and the major changes of global warming may or may not improve matters."
An engrossing account of the people and cultures living—if not thriving—in high polar regions. Read full book review >
Released: April 24, 2007

"A tremendous portrayal of this transitional paradigm to modernism."
Beautifully rendered biography of the last of the great Victorian gentlemen-adventurers, by accomplished English author Wheeler (Cherry, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >
CHERRY by Sara Wheeler
Released: April 23, 2002

"Wheeler has set a high standard for Cherry-Garrard biographies to come, as surely they will. (16-page photo insert)"
A nimble and discerning biography of an aristocratic adventurer who wrote one of the finest books on polar exploration. Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 1999

"Key dates in Antarctic history complete this accessible profile, ideal as entry into units on the region. (maps, charts, diagrams, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In an eye-opening companion to such works as Jennifer Armstrong's Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World (1999) and Elizabeth Cody Kimmel's Ice Story (p. 66) on Shackleton, readers get a contemporary look at Antarctica. Read full book review >