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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5 Beyond the line on the Barrier ; padon miles a day was After nine days ,
Shackleton had covered fifty - four miles . On 10 November 1902 , nine days out
on Discovery , the figure had been thirty - seven miles . The difference was not
For a few days after Christmas , they just managed to keep up with their target of
twelve and a half miles ; but only after hours of debilitating struggle . Still the Pole
hovered tantalisingly within reach . “ Tomorrow , " Shackleton had written on 28 ...
Roland Huntford. distance south felt like sixteen miles . It is unlikely that they
actually covered sixteen miles . Nonetheless 88°23 ' was not only what
Shackleton claimed . It was what all the diaries said . It was what everyone
wanted to believe .
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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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