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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weather lifted; and Scott, hurrying to take a meridian altitude, by chance saw the
depot flag in the theodolite telescope, a single, insignificant speck miraged up
over the horizon in a haze of white. They cheered wanly; they had got through, ...
The next depot, like the last, was ill-marked with a single flag. Now, just as every
inch of visibility was vital, a gale roared down to turn the landscape into a boiling
cauldron of drift. The sun was blotted out by scudding clouds. It was the first true ...
reach, 208, 210, 217; as advance base for journey south, 237, 243; Nimrod off,
284, 287, 288, 290; depot-laying from, 412, 420, 480; Aurora party back at, 486-7,
638-9 Hutchison, Alfred, 543 Hutchison and Cuff (solicitors), 489, 543 Huxley, ...
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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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