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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XX McMurdo Sound "It seemed as though it were only yesterday that I had looked
on the scene,"1 wrote Shackleton of his return to McMurdo Sound. Through an
intermittent veil of snow, the smoking cone of Erebus, the distant glitter of the ...
In any case, illness offered a convenient cover to conceal the quarrel at McMurdo
Sound and to save the expedition from scandal. It had the opposite effect, of
course. "Illness" smacked only too obviously of a smokescreen, especially with
Davis deserved it because they were in open water so quickly, and would soon
be at McMurdo Sound. It was a printed copy of Rudyard Kipling's If, with certain
couplets bracketed in heavy lead pencil: If you can force your heart and nerve
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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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