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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The Pole was 747 miles from Cape Royds. Shackleton had started with ninety-
one days' food. That meant covering sixteen miles a day out and home. Beyond
the Furthest South in 1902, it was terra incognita. The Pole might well be on the ...
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 ...
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. In the end, everything rested with Marshall.
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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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