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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The bag contained Holness , one of the Hull trawler hands who , as Shackleton
put it , was " wet but otherwise unscathed ” | By now the whole camp was aroused
. It was , said Hurley , " a night of tension & anxiety – on a par with the night of ...
For the second night running , they lay to in the boats . Around 8 p . m . , the wind
suddenly backed right round to south - west . That made the floes , under which
they had sought shelter , a " lee shore ” , the seaman ' s nightmare . Shackleton ...
the gloomy mountains , and steamed out of Stromness Bay , Worsley lay down to
sleep , “ in a comfortable bunk ” , as he put it , " with clean sheets ” ' : The last
sound I heard was a rising S . E . gale , which blew all night , beginning five or six
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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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