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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Closer to the event, his captain, a strict but understanding man, said after that first
voyage that Shackleton was "the most pig-headed, obstinate boy I have ever
come across".3 But beyond this did Shackleton perhaps sense that he was a kind
Shackleton, so the story goes, carefully preserved that cigar, and on subsequent
voyages would exhibit it to favoured lady passengers, recounting how he and
Lord Rothschild had been "quite pally, you know". In another story, a man fell ...
The Voyage of the 6 Resolution and Adventure, p. 625. 7 2 Debenham (ed.) The
Voyage of Captain 8 Bellingshausen, Vol. ii, p. 92. 3 F. A. Worsley, Endurance, p.
127. 9 4 E. H. Shackleton, South, p. 99. 10 5 F. A. Worsley, Shackleton's Great ...
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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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