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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The big donors hung back; but at this point Shackleton approached a wealthy
spinster called Janet Stancomb- Wills. Miss Stancomb-Wills was the adopted
daughter of Sir W. H. Wills (later Lord Winterstoke), a tobacco millionaire. She
lived at ...
16 E. H. Shackleton, letter to Janet Stan- comb-Wills, 10 November 1916 (HRM).
17 E. H. Shackleton, letter to Emily Shackleton, 10 October 1916 (SPRI). 18
Leonard Tripp, letter to Sir Harry Wilson, Secretary of the Royal Colonial Institute,
10 Janet Stancomb-Wills, letter to H. R. Mill, 30 April 1923 (SPRI). 11 E. H.
Shackleton, letter to Janet Stancomb-Wills, 17 July 1917 (SPRI). 12 E.
Shackleton, letter to Emily Shackleton, 28 August 1917 (SPRI). 13 Ibid., October
1914. 14 Quoted ...
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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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