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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First a boat was rowed painfully from Nimrod to Koonya carrying Buckley, who
was going home, Captain England to talk to Captain Evans, and the mails. One of
the letters was from Edgeworth David to Sydney University, requesting leave of ...
7 O. T. Burne, letter to H. R. Mill, 10 May 1922 (SPRI). 8 William Townend, quoted
Benny Green, P. G. Wodehouse — A Literary Biography, p. 1 1 . 9 The Captain,
April 1910, p. 42. 10 Ibid. 1 1 Boys' Own Paper, 9 June 1889. 12 Mrs E. C. Davis,
... 90, 217, 246, 463, 570, 635, 668 Brownrigg, Captain Sir Douglas, 615-16
Bruce, William Spiers, 402, 404, 408; Antarctic expedition, 134, 367, 405, 410,
528; allows Shackleton to adopt his trans- Antarctica plan, 367 Bruce-Partington
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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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