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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precise terms of the ship ' s log , a SSE wind , force 5 ( 20 knots ) , with snow and
fog . Erebus and everything else was blotted out . More to the point , it turned
Cape Royds into a lee shore . Nimrod lay in a crescent of bay ice that ran south ...
Wind was of hurricane force and extremely gusty making it difficult to retain our
feet . We could only see a few yards and even the sky was no different in
appearance to anywhere else . There appeared to be no up or down . " It was at
least a ...
He had to change plans with the wind because the Stancomb Wills could not
beat to windward . “ Our spirits , ” said James at the change of plan , " were much
dampened . " 27 He was probably thinking of Wordie , taciturn and dour as
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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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