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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Most, in any case, agreed in disrespect for Mackintosh. "I neither liked nor
disliked him," was Richards' verdict. "He was no leader and a colourless
character."6 Joyce, more forcefully, blamed Mackintosh for their whole
Where unity was vital, Mackintosh and Joyce had quarrelled. Joyce had
succumbed to pent-up resentment over Mackintosh's obstinate incompetence
which, the season before, had destroyed most of the dogs. Only four remained.
They had ...
Of Mackintosh and Hayward there was no sign. They had obviously been killed
when the ice went out. Joyce remarked that "an experience Mack had previously
on the sea-ice should have proved a warning".42 That had been on the return of
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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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