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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They scrambled up the remaining ridge and From the top we could see the
glacier stretching away inland till at last it seemed to merge into inland ice.27 The
Golden Gateway, after all, had been an illusion. It was not the pass over the ...
The glacier . . . must be the largest in the world . . . "Glacier" hardly conveyed the
feeling. This was a monstrous estuary of ice, "at least 30 miles in width", as Wild
put it, "and we could see over 100 miles of its length";30 remarkably accurate ...
The glacier was like a slumbering monster, waiting to swallow the intruders. It
was not particularly steep, but Shackleton and his companions were unprepared
for what they had to face. They had reached a point where the glacier was picked
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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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