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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Shackleton had started off as cook, and he was concerned for the handling of the
Nansen cooker. This was a fuel saving device, a complement of the primus, and
an essential contemporary item of equipment. It was developed by Fridtjof ...
In the same room stood Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen. It was an
extraordinary scene. Towering over Shackleton by half a head the two
Norwegians, like philosophic Vikings, personified polar exploration in its most
professional and ...
An austere, self-possessed and enigmatic Titan, the hero of the greatest polar
saga of the age, Nansen was inwardly mourning for the embers of desire. "After
my return from the Arctic, I will go to the South Pole," he had said fourteen years ...
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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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