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 least thing, he explained, upset Emmie . . . very much just now . . . Raymond
has become very poorly . . . you can well imagine that with all these worries ... it
has been a bit of an effort to keep things going brightly; and outside my own ...
I am afraid I only see the small things - you will agree when I tell you that what [
has] impressed me most in America is . . . the abundance of . . . iced water. Emily
was actually impressed with America because "here if a girl of the middle classes
"There are some things that have great value but no glitter," Stevens was moved
to say of Wild. "Consistent . . . long-suffering, patient, industrious, good-
humoured, unswervingly loyal, he made an enormous contribution to our well-
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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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