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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The transcontinental party he had already chosen. Besides himself, Hurley,
Macklin, Wild, Marston and Crean would go. Tom Crean was an Irishman from
County Kerry, and a Royal Naval petty officer. Macklin told a story of how, when
Crean was the cook, but it required three men to fight the violent movement of the
boat. This is what every morsel of hot food required. The only cooker was an
ordinary primus stove, used on sledging journeys. First, Crean lit it. He was bent ...
Cutting every step with the adze and keeping the rope taut between us, he led
down for about 200 yards.14 "Although," said Worsley, "Crean and I had several
times asked him to let us take the lead for a while, he would not, but led the whole
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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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