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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Crean was the cook, but it required three men to fight the violent movement of the
boat. This is what every morsel of hot food required. The only cooker was an
ordinary primus stove, used on sledging journeys. First, Crean lit it. He was bent ...
As soon as the boat was alongside, Shackleton urgently ordered instant
embarkation. A change of wind might bring the ice back at any time. He was
desperately anxious to get away from this "Godforsaken spot", as he put it, as
quickly as he ...
Chapter XLVI: A slight change of course (pages 563-565) 1 F. A. Worsley,
Shackleton's Great Boat 4 A. H. Macklin, interview with James Journey,
manuscript (SPRI). Fisher. 2 Ibid. 5 F. A. Worsley, op. cit. 3 Ibid. 6 Ibid. Chapter
XLVII: The line ...
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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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