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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He commanded by sheer force of personality ; although it was a very different
kind of personality to Shackleton ' s fuent Anglo - Irishness . Larsen had a sparing
but equally eloquent use of words . “ We ' ll have to change our hunting grounds ...
When Shackleton appeared , notably before Prince Henry of Prussia and
German naval officers , they saw in his breezy personality ( as Mackellar put it ]
more of their ideal of what they had imagined the conquering Briton to be more
than in ...
... a triple Derby winner , a former Prime Minister and a Liberal . “ Apart from your
personality ” , he brusquely told Shackleton , “ I have never been able to care one
farthing about the Poles . ” Rosebery also refused Shackleton ' s disingenuous ...
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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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