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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Scott , naturally , had never seen the pack ice before . But , Sir James Clark Ross
, to whom he referred , was , in 1841 , the first to penetrate the unknown southern
pack . Under any circumstances , with sailing vessels unaided by mechanical ...
On 8 December the first pack ice appeared . Endurance had not yet crossed the
57th parallel . The whalers had been right ; it was a spectacularly bad season .
Even so Shackleton was still surprised to find the pack so far north . Worsley ...
For three days , Endurance crawled along the coast against evertightening pack .
Part of the time she was caught in the ice and drifted with the floes . The wind
backed west . Worsley feared that , despite what the whalers had told him on
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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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