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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On leaving school, in 1893, at the age of seventeen, Frank worked at gardening,
which he proposed to make his profession. Meanwhile, he evinced an interest in
heraldry, as a result of which, in 1897, he met Sir Arthur Vicars, a fastidious and ...
Meanwhile, there remained the question of finance. When Shackleton said he
could get the money for a new expedition he meant, among other things, from his
Hungarian gold mines. He proposed, somehow, to buy them, and he now wanted
Meanwhile, there was great activity preparing for the journey. Two of Endurance's
lifeboats were rigged on sledges. Shackleton ordered the destruction of useless
animals. That included McNeish's cat, Mrs Chippy, and Sirius, a favourite pup of ...
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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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