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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I shall never forget the look on Amundsen ' s face while Ernest was speaking , "
Emily said in after years . “ His keen eyes were fixed on him , and when Ernest
quoted ( Robert Service ' s lines , The trails of the world be countless , and most
In the storm and the dark the new haven " did not look half so hospitable , ” in
Wild ' s words , “ as when I had seen it in bright sunshine the day before ” . 6 It
was in fact no more than a spit of land , perhaps two hundred yards long , jutting
Between his legs , when he dared to look , was the dark , rippled water of the
fjord which seemed thousands of feet below . If they could have trusted
themselves and , equally important , the rope , they could probably have abseiled
down in 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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Round the Horn
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