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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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. One of ...
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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