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 war, of course, was the story of the day, and the tide seemed to have turned.
On 19 May came the relief of Mafeking, and the outbreak of mass hysteria at the (
delusive) prospect of imminent victory over the Boer. At the end of that month, ...
It was now about 1 1 a.m. They stopped, ate a little cold food, and went on in
silence except for the squelch of wet snow beneath their feet, and the sinister
moan of a rising wind. The tramp, to their jaded sense, seemed never to come to
an end ...
To him, both sides seemed equally unbalanced. Besides, South Georgia,
although it was British soil, seemed somehow a neutral haven. It was all so
unreal and far away. Serlle, however, was able to relate the Aurora's
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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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