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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In the account of the southern journey, Shackleton found once more Scott's
declaration at the Albert Hall that he had been carried on the sledge. Now when
he told his own tale, Shackleton was quite prepared to admit, as he did in
"It has indeed been a risk leaving our food on this great white plain," he soon was
saying, "with only our sledge tracks to guide us back."98 Snow, however, is like
engraver's plate. Its markings are hard to erase. The wind had scoured the ...
Down the waves of the ice cataract, they rushed pell mell through the frozen
headwaters of the glacier, sledge under full sail, bumping recklessly down,
before a constant following gale. On 19 January, they covered twenty-nine miles,
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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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