Atheneum, 1986 - 774 pàgines
This biography of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton is a story of epic endurance and courage and also of tragic ineptitude, hardship, bitter rivalries, betrayal, and ultimately fatal disappointment
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He persuaded his companions to make a final dash . With the insight that they all
were weakening , he decided once again to lighten the sledge . The remaining
food and fuel was divided . Enough was now depoted – they all hoped – to carry
The cuts all concerned Scott ' s denigration of his predecessors , brutal attacks on
his companions , and admissions of incompetence . The aim was to prettify Scott '
s image , conceal blunders and project the myth of a perfect martyred hero .
Joyce and his companions , two legged and four , on the other hand , had done
exactly what they had set out to do ; the only measure of success . They were
among the very few explorers who could say as much , and for generations , the
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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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Round the Horn
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