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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... of good luck for only on this day and at that particular time could this have
happened and today we started to strive & plant Her flag on the last spot of the
world that counts as worth the striving for though ungilded by aught but adventure
Back on the Barrier , Shackleton recovered sufficiently to reassert his command .
In the small hours of 30 January , the blizzard stopped . “ After spending 3 / 4
hour digging out our sledge & tents from the drift , ” in Shackleton ' s words , “
On Monday 24 April , “ a fine morning , ” in McNeish ' s words , I started on the
boat at daybreak & finished it at 10 a . m . Then all hands were mustered & we
launched her & as we were getting her off the beach a heavy surf came up &
owing to ...
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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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