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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"It seems doubtful," Gregory had written, when arguing for a captain from the
merchant service, "whether a first-class naval officer would ... be willing to bury
himself in the Antarctic for three years, and whether the Admiralty would give the
The son of an Army officer he had served in the Boer War, and briefly been a
naval surgeon. Reputedly, he had once been kicked in the head by a horse. Both
he and Murray were inveterate wanderers. Finally, in "Oyster Alley" was another ...
days of naval stress," said Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock
Holmes; also the self-styled spokesman of the "man in the street", and when the
trouble comes our cry will be for men, not ships. We can pass the eight
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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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