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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"May England consider it time," Cheyne told BOP readers, "and not allow the final
words 'Too late' to be inscribed on the tablets of her former daring achievements
in the Polar regions."2 He actually wanted to fly to the North Pole by balloon.
Next day Shackleton was unexpectedly summoned by Scott to his cabin, and told
that he was going on the southern journey. The long torment of uncertainty was
over. The day before, it had been Wilson's turn. In his own words, The Skipper ...
It was, however, the price of propitiating Wilson's moral scruples; hence of
preserving his mediation, and buying Scott off. Immediately, from Cheltenham,
Shackleton cabled his decision to Scott; only to be told by Wilson that he must not
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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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