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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So also, in another style, could Charles Royds, First Lieutenant, and senior naval
officer on board. Royds was the executive officer, the man who actually ran the
ship - the buffer between the captain and the crew. He displayed infinite patience
In the wardroom, chess and irrelevant debates passed the time. A midwinter
theatrical performance diverted a messdeck sagging in monotony. The South
Polar Times continued to absorb Shackleton's attention. Royds was one of the
few to ...
This happened to be Cape Royds, the rocky promontory named after Charles
Royds, the First Lieutenant of Discovery. By evening, Nimrod was alongside.
Under the opalesque slopes of Erebus, Cape Royds lay in an impressive setting.
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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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