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 Navy was one answer, but Dr Shackleton could hardly afford the fees for
Britannia, the cadet training ship at Dartmouth. These were £70 a year whereas it
had only cost £15 a year to keep Ernest at Dulwich. In any case, while the matter
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 too.
In similar fashion his ship, so to speak, fell into his hands. A rising young
Norwegian shipowner called Lars Christensen had formed a partnership with
Adrien de Gerlache to run what they called "polar safaris" to Spitsbergen and
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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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