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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The author, a Royal Naval officer called Commander Cheyne, was concerned to
maintain British pre-eminence. After three hundred years in uninterrupted
possession, the country had lost the record for the Furthest North. Cheyne was
The incident made its way into a novel called The Turnstile by the contemporary
best- selling author, A. E. W. Mason, like Shackleton, an Old Alleynian. Mason
knew Kathleen Scott. The hero of The Turnstile was Scott, thinly disguised as an
What he called the "Syndicate" was floated. Herbert Dorman, anxious for Emily's
sake about his brother-in-law's affairs, agreed to act as solicitor. The managing
director was a City financier called John William Taylor, indirectly involved in ...
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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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