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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Bearded, portly and a rake, Edward VII was, nonetheless, as Admiral Fisher put it,
"every inch a King!" He loved dressing up and putting on a show, and was piped
aboard Discovery wearing his admiral's uniform. The ship's company was ...
It needed, nonetheless, a touch of leadership to drive them on and draw out their
reserves. Shackleton now seemed to come into his own. It was, again, as if
supreme danger was necessary for self-fulfilment. He possessed some magic
Nonetheless, as he had repeatedly announced, he was going to join up. To find
more soldiers, the authorities were lowering their standards. Nonetheless, joining
the Army meant a medical examination of sorts. Shackleton did not want even ...
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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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