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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It was two years almost to the day that Nimrod reached the self-same place, and
Shackleton had sent the cable telling of his Furthest South. Terra Nova now
brought news that Scott and his followers were settling down at McMurdo Sound,
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
433. 12 E. H. Shackleton, op. cit. 13 Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Discovery, p. 238. 14
J. B. Harkin, memorandum for W. W. Cory, 2 March 1921 (PAC MG30, E169). 15
E. H. Shackleton, cable to A. Meighen, 6 May 1921 (PAC Meighen papers, Vol.
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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
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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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