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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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
about two ...
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 the ...
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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