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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Roland Huntford. Pole. For all of Nansen's longing for the South Pole, Amundsen
had by then finally obtained Fram from him. His own expedition was a reality, his
declared aim the North Pole too. "The race for the Pole," as Shackleton put it, ...
He had reached the Pole on 14 December, 1911. Amundsen indeed had won the
race, and got through first with the news. The newsbills blared; the headlines flew
across the page. The last of the great geographical goals had been achieved.
exploration without mentioning Shackleton or Amundsen. Shackleton himself
was not present, but Eric Marshall, now back from New Guinea, had been sent
there to watch the interests of the Nimrod expedition. He entered a bitter protest.
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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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