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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Everywhere , he could glimpse the White Ensign on a warship , a far - flung
symbol of British naval might , policing the seaways of the world . He was tangibly
experiencing the British Empire , the largest yet known , yet he chose to read
British polar explorers , at least of the official kind , had wilfully ignored the
experience of others . They neglected ski . Likewise , they were obdurate in their
prejudice against dogs for transport in the snow . Sir Clements Markham bore
much of ...
By the turn of the century , foreign polar expeditions and , indeed , British private
ones , had learned to prevent scurvy by living off the land . Most British
expeditions , however , like “ Discovery ” , were under naval domination , and
lamed by an ...
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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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Round the Horn
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