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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William Beardmore , as the archetypal captain of industry , was diligent ,
determined , and autocratic , displaying a wonderful moustache , and always
smoking a cigar ; stern and formidable to face . Underneath it all , however , he
concealed a ...
Shackleton was not exactly radiating charm . He had a certain grim look on his
face which his expedition companions would have recognised . He demanded a
private meeting . Not very willingly , the committee agreed . Once they were
The scowl on his face was replaced by a broad smile . He wanted to shake hands
with them all again . That , said Professor Orme Masson , Shackleton ' s chief
antagonist on the committee , showed the charming side of his nature .
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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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