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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When they first met, Tripp, in his own words, had "straightaway formed a very
high opinion"39 of Shackleton. To Shackleton, Tripp was now a conveniently
distant confidant to whom he might reveal what he scarcely dared admit nearer
21 E. H. Shackleton, letter to Leonard Tripp, 24 May 1911 (TBL). 22 E. H.
Shackleton, letter to Sir Philip Brocklehurst, n.d. (Van Haeften). 23 E. H.
Shackleton, letter to Emily Shackleton, 8 March 1911 (SPRI). 24 Emily
Shackleton, letter to H. R. ...
15 E. H. Shackleton, cable to Leonard Tripp, 9 November 1916 (TBL). 16 E. H.
Shackleton, letter to Janet Stan- comb-Wills, 10 November 1916 (HRM). 17 E. H.
Shackleton, letter to Emily Shackleton, 10 October 1916 (SPRI). 18 Leonard Tripp
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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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