Atheneum, 1986 - 774 pàgines
This biography of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton is a story of epic endurance and courage and also of tragic ineptitude, hardship, bitter rivalries, betrayal, and ultimately fatal disappointment
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The great consolation was that an uncomfortable ship , on the whole , is a safe
ship . Things were complicated by the fact that Nimrod was under tow . To make
her passage , Nimrod needed her engines and , ten days before sailing , it had ...
It left England in considerable distress , for his whole seagoing career now
seemed in jeopardy : “ I cannot fight or attack , " he wrote in a letter home , " until [
Shackleton ) returns , if he ever does ” . 21 " EXPLORERS FIGHT ” was the
13 It was impossible in the fading light to see the whole descent . From the third
gap along the ridge , however , it had appeared as if there might be a way down .
As Worsley put it , Darkness in front , fog behind – there was not much choice ...
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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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Round the Horn
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