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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Brasswork glistened; officers gleamed in navy blue and gold braid. It was the next
best thing to the Navy. It also meant the prospect of advancement to the top; and
the chance of making useful friends among the passengers. From this period ...
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 was taking ...
In any case, said Hare, Shackleton was "the most popular of the officers among
the crew, being a good mixer".28 However, since Discovery was run on naval
lines, the gulf between officers and seamen was strictly maintained. This was
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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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