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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On the other hand, as Shackleton knew from personal acquaintance, he was
intellectually honest. Nordenskjold had not cheated with his own experience in
order to present a heroic vision. Antarctic was no simple schoolboy tale of derring
Shackleton, E. H., "A New British Antarctic Expedition", Geographical Journal, Vol
. xxix, March 1907, pp. 329-32. "Lieutenant Shackleton's Own Story", Pearson's
Magazine, September 1909, pp. 235-52; October 1909, pp. 347-67; November ...
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478 Antarctic (Nordenskjold), 402, 429, 443, 467, 478, 498, 504, 540 Antarctic
Bay, 589 Antarctic Circle, 449; Discovery crosses, 51; Endurance crosses, 408,
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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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