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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Later observation suggests that just about where Ocean Camp now floated, like a
lily on a pond, the current divided. One branch swept north-east towards the
South Atlantic and oblivion. The other continued just west of north towards Paulet
In places the ice was so thin that the sledges broke through to the sea water
underneath. Shackleton, when he went to prospect, saw from a height ice
disintegrating and ominously swirling. At 7 a.m., he arrived back in camp and "
turned in", ...
... 26 January, surveying the lonely cluster of tents and boats huddled on the floe.
He called it Patience Camp. "Waiting. Waiting. Waiting."44 XXXIX Escape by a
hair's breadth On the Beardmore Glacier From Ocean Camp to Patience Camp
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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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