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 least on the James Caird there was not the tension of the Dudley Docker. Also,
since the James Caird was a better sailer Shackleton was at least relieved of the
worry of keeping up into the wind. Even so, she took green seas aboard, ...
Finally, he made up the crew with Crean, partly because Crean begged so hard
to go, perhaps also because he was Irish too. The journey from Patience Camp
had shown that the James Caird, besides being the largest of the boats, was also
In turn, the James Caird was flung about by waves that seemed to come from all
directions at once. Sometimes she shipped seas to port and starboard. All night
she had to be bailed and pumped; and in the dark it was impossible to see where
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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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Round the Horn
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