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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Antarctic's commander was an extraordinary Norwegian whaling skipper called
Carl Anton Larsen, the pioneer of Norwegian Antarctic whaling. In some ways he
resembled Shackleton. He was a great bearded figure with high cheekbones ...
That meant no risk of an eleventh hour recall. Besides, Shackleton was already
thinking of life after the expedition. From Lars Christensen at Sandefjord, when
buying Endurance, he had heard of the vast fortunes to be made from whaling
Whaling brought squalor in its train. At Grytviken, the stupendous mountain
backdrop was veiled by a characteristic stench of decomposition. The fjord was
brown with blood, floating gut, grease and the disintegrating carcasses of whales
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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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