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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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 ...
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 satisfaction ...
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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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Round the Horn
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