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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"Tomorrow," Shackleton had written on 28 December, "I . . . hope ... to make 15
miles at least"; but they did not. So, he said, "we must risk a depot at 70 miles off
the Pole and dash for it then."64 After four miles next day, 30 December, a
When the news from Nimrod first arrived, Sir Clements Markham, then visiting
Portugal, wrote to Keltie casting doubt on Shackleton's latitudes. "I do not," said
Sir Clements, "see how it is possible."21 Sir Clements declined to believe that ...
33 "Rest and calm after the storm," Shackleton wrote next day. He was always
erratic in keeping a diary. This time he had ceased very early in the voyage. Now,
on New Year's Day, he decided to start again. The year has begun kindly for us: it
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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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