Atheneum, 1986 - 774 pàgines
In 1915, while the Great War embroiled Europe, the world waited for news of the Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton's latest expedition but had given him up for lost. Shackleton's near-miraculous survival for nine months on the ice-packed Antarctic seas -- capped with an open-boat journey across more than 700 miles of the most dangerous weather in the South Atlantic -- has made him synonymous with courage and endurance.
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Sir Clements, together with Sir William Huggins, the President of the Royal
Society, wrote a heart-rending plea to the Admiralty. Sir Clements also got Lady
Constance Barne, Michael Barne's mother, to approach an old friend of hers, Sir
The mood, in fact, was not so very different from that forced upon the castaways
on Elephant Island. These were the circumstances in which the news from the
Aurora burst upon the world, and the Admiralty took up the work of Shackleton's ...
The Admiralty had arrangements for a search expedition well in hand.
Shackleton's arrival at Port Stanley simplified the task. But Shackleton fretted as
the cables came and went. He expected help from the Admiralty, but at the same
time he ...
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LibraryThing ReviewRevisió d'Usuari - tomsk7 - LibraryThing
Huntford is a careful, thorough biographer. This is a fascinating book, which explores the relationship between Shackleton's life on and off the ice. Llegeix la ressenya completa
LibraryThing ReviewRevisió d'Usuari - bcquinnsmom - LibraryThing
When I read this book, I was completely sucked in from page one. It is a most outstanding account not only of Shackleton's ill-fated Endurance expedition, but his earlier attempts to set records in ... Llegeix la ressenya completa
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