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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"The Scott expedition," said R. W. Richards, after helping to take an inventory, "
was very lavishly equipped and . . . some of it was luxury stuff."3 There was,
however, a stock of tinned meat and, more important, pemmican and other
26 R. W. Richards, op. 1 F. A. Worsley, diary, 23 November 1915 (SPRI). 2 Ibid., 1
December 1915. 3 T. H. Orde-Lees, Beset by Berg and Floe (SPRI). 4 A. H.
Macklin, letter to R. E. Priestley, 26 October 1926 (SPRI). 5 A. H. Macklin, letter to
37 R. W. Richards, interview with L. Bickel, 25 November 1976 (ML). 38 E. M.
Joyce, diary, entry for 3-10 May 1916 (TBL). 39 R. W. Richards, letter to author.
40 E. M. Joyce, op. cit., loc. cit. 41 R. W. Richards, interview with L. Bickel, loc. cit.
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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
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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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