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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It was not only on account of the dogs . I hope that there will be nothing to throw
me back from . . . the long South trip [ he wrote ) for I have been looking forward to
it all the winter , but one always gets a bit anxious if one wants anything much .
but tomorrow we shall be full I hope and then starve again I suppose . . . It is
trying work but we are finding out new lands every day . 42 Despite all their
ineptitude , they had been discoverers since early in November . On and on
rolled the ...
Our only hope is the dogs . ” Spencer - Smith had been left behind thirty miles
from Mount Hope , sick and weak . Mackintosh had refused to stay and nurse him
, so Spencer - Smith had to wait alone . Scarcely able to crawl out of the tent ...
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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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