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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The Navy was one answer , but Dr Shackleton could hardly afford the fees for
Britannia , the cadet training ship at Dartmouth ... There remained Worcester or
Conway , the cadet training ships for the mercantile marine but , to quote
He would have tried to join just as eagerly a ship bound to seek buried treasure
on the Spanish Main , or to scour the Atlantic in search of the Island of St Brendan
” . 8 Perhaps there was a corner of Hugh Robert Mill that would have done so ...
A special ship was ordered , a wooden barquentine of 300 tons , called Polaris .
She was built at ... Her builders , the Framnaes yard , were famous for their polar
ships , and she was reputedly one of the strongest ships ever built for the ice .
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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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