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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XVIII When Nimrod sailed The theft of the Irish crown jewels was an Edwardian
melodrama, in which the chief actors drifted to disaster and death. It even
inspired a Sherlock Holmes story: The Bruce-Partington Plans. The jewels were
That morning, as she sailed out into the Channel she had to make do, like
Discovery, with the Blue Ensign. Nimrod touched first at Torquay, where Emily
and the children were waiting, for they had not been at Cowes. Frank Shackleton
"At last after 16 days of turmoil and anxiety: on a peaceful sunshiny day," as
Shackleton put it, Quest anchored outside the whaling station of Grytviken. It was
eight years since he had sailed up the selfsame fjord in Endurance, full of hope, ...
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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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