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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Through the incessant whine and roar of the wind they struggled on the trace,
stumbling over the sastrugi against the arid needles of the drift that scoured and
shaped the wilderness. The sledge, now deformed and half wrecked, was hard to
They could do nothing but lie in their sleeping bags, battered by the enervating
howl of the storm and beat of the canvas; pressed more and more uncomfortably
up against each other by the weight of the drift, ominously piling up outside.
It required an effort of will to remember that the solid-looking surroundings were
in reality a frail crust drifting on the deep. But the uncomfortable fact was that for
four months the drift had been virtually due north. It if continued, the castaways ...
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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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