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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Brasswork glistened ; officers gleamed in navy blue and gold braid . ... One of the
ship ' s cooks and an officer were in the boat ' s crew ; the cook dived in and
saved the man , but in so doing tipped the boat , and the officer fell overboard .
But Shackleton , a merchant officer , was surprised by very little at sea , not even
by the anomalous Discovery ; a merchant ship manned both by naval and
merchant seamen , and run as a man o ' war . He had soon shaken down and
In any case , said Hare , Shackleton was “ the most popular of the officers among
the crew , being a good mixer ” . ... Royds , however , was doing what he saw as
his duty as an officer : affable and humane , he was ever conscious of the divide ...
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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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