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 both Shackleton and Scott, the audience meant much. But Shackleton had no
desire to be a dead hero. He wanted to get back alive. On 28 December -
Innocents' day, as Wilson recorded - the noon sight put them at 82° 10'south
The shore party disliked him because, in their eyes, his exaggerated caution had
jeopardised their safety. At the last moment, England refused to land all the coal
that Shackleton wanted, because he wanted more for the voyage back.
Shackleton changed her name from Polaris to Endurance, which he had wanted
to do in the case of Nimrod. As captain, he wanted John King Davis; but Davis
thought the whole enterprise foredoomed, and refused. So, as on Nimrod, ...
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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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