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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After sixty years ' quiescence , Antarctic exploration was being revived at last .
The British expedition was the brainchild of Sir Clements Markham , KCB , the
President of the Royal Geographical Society . Shackleton applied to join the RGS
In the middle of October , The Times published a leader called “ Arctic
Exploration ” , a review of the year in the North . One American , Wellman , twenty
years before his time , was trying to reach the North Pole by airship , another ,
Antarctic exploration , ” as the Daily Graphic tellingly put it , “ the crowds which . . .
made the Strand echo with their enthusiastic cheers know little . ” That , however ,
did not matter . What they honour is the indomitable spirit of the man who ...
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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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