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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Beyond the purchase of Aurora, virtually nothing had been done. Before she
could safely sail, Aurora needed a complete refit. Shackleton had only budgeted
for this (amongst other things) by assuming local help. Mackintosh found he had
At the last moment £700 arrived from London, raised by Shackleton's solicitors
somehow on the expectation of Aurora's mortgage. To add to the confusion,
when the rest of the Ross Sea party arrived from England, it was found to be
Afterwards, Shackleton would travel out to New Zealand to take command, as he
assumed, of the Aurora and rescue the Ross Sea party. But at Santiago, from the
stream of cables trailing in his wake, Shackleton had learned that obstacles ...
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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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