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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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 the ...
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
for weeks ...
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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