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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series on contemporary polar exploration entitled "The Thrones of the Ice King".
The author, a Royal Naval officer called Commander Cheyne, was concerned to
maintain British pre-eminence. After three hundred years in uninterrupted ...
It was a tableau that would have stupefied the eight other expeditions, of different
nationalities, sharing the polar regions, north and south, with them. "Polar
exploration without ski is extremely awkward," in the words of Otto Sverdrup, the ...
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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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