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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After two seasons in the Weddell Sea, Bruce was now returning to the Clyde.
Bruce was as determinedly a Scot as Shackleton an Irishman. In many ways they
were a contrast. Where Shackleton - from time to time - saw the Antarctic as a
Filchner had come over to consult Shackleton, as he had consulted every polar
authority he could find, and he had also come to placate Scott. He proposed
starting in the Weddell Sea, and crossing to the Ross Sea, where Scott would be
One would sail out with him to the Weddell Sea; the other make for the Ross Sea
and bring him home. The latter would also land a support party to lay depots
along the route. Shackleton offered Eric Marshall command of the Ross Sea party
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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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