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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10 Greenstreet, on the other hand, by his own account easy-going, found
Shackleton "a queer bird, a man of moods & I dont know whether I like him or not"
.11 Endurance had not started out a happy ship. At Buenos Aires, the crew were
Greenstreet was the only one on board so far to have read it thoroughly. In his
diary he noted that "mid Feb. 'Antarctic' crushed & sank 64°22'S. 23m. from Paulet
Id. Boats 12 days to land."7 Greenstreet, also alone on board, had systematically
Mrs Audrey Greenstreet; Cdr. L. Green- street's papers. Dr Derek Harbord, A. E.
Harbord's diaries and papers. Mrs Ruth Hatch, Capt. R. England's papers.
Hvalfangstmuseet (HVM) (Whaling Museum), Sandetjord. Home Office,
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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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