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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"No one knows how [Frank] Shackleton gets his money," wrote Sir Arthur Vicars,
after a long visit to London in that summer ... Early in November, seven and a half
months after he had returned to civilisation, Ernest Shackleton found himself Sir ...
Sir Ernest has been standing erect day and night on the stern-counter of the
Caird, only holding on to one of the stays of the little mizzen mast conning our
course the whole time the boats were under way.31 It was Shackleton's style of ...
17, No. 5, September 1962. Roxburgh, "Cold and the Chinstraps", Daily
Telegraph Magazine, No. 357, 27 August 1971, pp. 10-15. Sarolea, C., "Sir
Ernest Shackleton, A Study in Personality", The Contemporary Review, Vol. 121,
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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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