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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England only knew that time wasted on looking for a landing place meant danger
to his ship. Beneath his feet he had a strained and overburdened hull. Nimrod
could not move properly under sail alone. Safely to return to New Zealand, he
They would have to live with hunger for no one knew quite how much longer yet.
Not hunger but scurvy was still Marshall's true concern, however; for Socks was
to give fresh meat to continue keeping it at bay. Scurvy now must be only a matter
Polar exploration".11 That was no doubt true, but Shackleton knew exactly how to
use the press. He was "one more proof of the dogged nature of British courage",
12 and therefore, as The Times, put it, the announcement was published "with a ...
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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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