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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This happened to be Cape Royds, the rocky promontory named after Charles
Royds, the First Lieutenant of Discovery. By evening, Nimrod was alongside.
Under the opalesque slopes of Erebus, Cape Royds lay in an impressive setting.
More to the point, it turned Cape Royds into a lee shore. Nimrod lay in a crescent
of bay ice that ran south-east from the cape, and heavy grating sounds suggested
an imminent break-up. Nimrod, as Harbord put it, had to "cut and run".9 All that ...
At Cape Royds, Evans found Murray, Marston, Day, Joyce and Roberts: "a mixed
lot", as he put it, "ill-naturedly sceptical of what those still absent on sledging
adventures might achieve".30 Evans carried orders from Joseph Kinsey putting
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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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