Atheneum, 1986 - 774 pàgines
This biography of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton is a story of epic endurance and courage and also of tragic ineptitude, hardship, bitter rivalries, betrayal, and ultimately fatal disappointment
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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 ...
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 Mawson the run of the place. "Shackleton," in Mawson's words, "came in
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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