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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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 .
60 Mackay meant , still , the choice of the wintering party that was to establish
Shackleton ' s fate . “ Colonials being in power , ” in Priestley ' s words , “ it was [
to be ] an entirely Colonial party , ” 61 that is to say Australians and New
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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Round the Horn
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