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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Scott had a strange, perhaps pathological contempt for invalids which he hardly
took the trouble to conceal. Shackleton was clearly an invalid and manifestly now
weaker than himself. The mental side-effects of scurvy might partly have been ...
According to the meteorological log, he could have done so, not perhaps at noon,
but at other times for so-called ex meridian altitudes of the sun. All four men were,
of course, by then very cold and miserable. "This wind is killing", as Marshall ...
Bafflement was perhaps too great. The land was scarcely forty miles off or, in
Hurley's words: "One days row in the boats".45 There was, however, as Worsley
admitted ruefully, no prospect that we can get . . . across to Paulet now as we
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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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