Atheneum, 1986 - 774 pàgines
This biography of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton is a story of epic endurance and courage and also of tragic ineptitude, hardship, bitter rivalries, betrayal, and ultimately fatal disappointment
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With some difficulty , he persuaded England to go in again . Nimrod headed for
the shore , dead slow . Exasperated , Shackleton seized the engine - room
telegraph and rang up " full speed ahead ” . England told him not to interfere with
England was oppressed by worries for which he was not prepared . Methodical
and precise , he found Shackleton ' s personality distressingly antipathetic .
Antagonism was exacerbated by their having been forced to share a tiny cabin
The more or less unspoken fear was that England might yet run for home and
leave the landing party in the lurch . When the ice was in , it formed a natural jetty
. Now that it had disappeared , Nimrod could hardly come alongside any more .
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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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