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 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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