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 too.
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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