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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A hardened and argumentative old salt from Dundee called Harry McNeish, he
was the antithesis of Hussey. In the way of many sailors, McNeish was afflicted in
turn by drink and remorse. He was, as someone on another ship said, neither ...
McNeish had suddenly stopped work. He refused to obey Worsley's orders. He
declined to go on. The snow was appalling. The men were sinking to their knees.
The labour of hauling the boats was inhuman. To McNeish, because of his piles,
Despite McNeish's "mutiny" on the ice five months before, Shackleton took him. In
the first place, on any wooden craft, a skilled carpenter might mean the difference
between foundering or not. Besides, in the strain of being left behind, McNeish ...
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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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