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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Mawson was anxious to comply. Within the austere man of science there lurked a
treasure hunter. Condemned to man-hauling, he saw the opportunity fading away
. Edgeworth David bore the brunt of his irritation. David's legendary politeness ...
There, he found Douglas Mawson, now also gripped by the polar mania. Mawson
had come all the way from Australia with ideas for another Antarctic expedition.
Shackleton had kept on his expedition offices at 9, Regent Street, and gave ...
On 13 May, Mawson caught up with Shackleton at Omaha, Nebraska. It was
about their expedition that Mawson had mainly come to talk. Shackleton,
however, was more interested in Mawson's news that the gold mines at
Nagybanya were ...
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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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