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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At any rate, when he left Discovery at Madeira on 15 August to return to England,
he and Shackleton had found in each other lifelong friends. As the expedition
sailed on from Madeira, Shackleton wrote in his diary: The ship steered badly, ...
So far Discovery - to Scott's mild irritation - had been following in the tracks of
Ross. On 29 January, she finally passed his Furthest East. From the captain
down, everyone on board was now keyed up. Next day, Thursday 30 January, as
The "NEW BRITISH EXPEDITION TO THE SOUTH POLE", as the headline put it,
would go down to the winter quarters of the Discovery . . . After landing a shore
party . . . the ship will proceed back to . . . New Zealand, thus avoiding the risk of ...
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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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