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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The more or less unspoken fear was that England might yet run for home and
leave the landing party in the lurch. When the ice was in, it formed a natural jetty.
Now that it had disappeared, Nimrod could hardly come alongside any more.
To discover whether there was a refuge higher up, Shackleton sent the only
climbers in the party, Wordie and Orde-Lees. We may have ascended five
hundred feet [said Orde-Lees], but finding neither a ledge nor any likelihood of
one further ...
The north Russia force, in fact, had attracted various polar explorers, one of
whom happened to be Captain Victor Campbell, the leader of the northern party
on Scott's second expedition. (Campbell had also commanded the Northern ...
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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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