Atheneum, 1986 - 774 pàgines
This biography of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton is a story of epic endurance and courage and also of tragic ineptitude, hardship, bitter rivalries, betrayal, and ultimately fatal disappointment
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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 , was " after all , a ...
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 . Three weeks later , Terra Nova reached
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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