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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The day before Scott had called him in to tell him he was going south Shackleton,
as he put it in his diary, had been "rather bothered about the provisions".15
Almost four months before, a seaman had already been showing signs of scurvy.
Before going South, I had hoped to add something to our knowledge of Scurvy
and interviewed several men who were reputed to have knowledge of the subject
, but it seemed largely "guess work".32 Nobody in fact yet knew what caused ...
Marshall was convinced that Atkinson was covering up the fact that scurvy killed
Scott. He taxed Atkinson with the deception whenever they met and now, at
Archangel, he returned to the attack. There had been an outbreak of scurvy in 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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