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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To their astonishment, the load which appeared such a strain for Wilson and
Scott turned out to be no trouble at all. "In fact," said Skelton, "I could pull it myself.
"30 On Discovery, flags flew, a cheering party had been ordered up the rigging, ...
The logical procedure was to sheer off, wait for the ice to move out, and then put
back. Shackleton, however, had just gone through the unnerving experience of
finding that what once seemed solid had turned out to be thoroughly
The sea ice was covered with about eight inches of loose snow and, in Harbord's
words, The wheels in duty bound turned violently round . . . burying themselves to
such an extent that the car moved not an inch.4 After a few hours, the car was ...
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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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