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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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-east
Taking Richards, Hayward and the dogs, he set off for the Bluff depot to fetch food
. It was, they all knew, a forlorn hope. Richards said, Conditions were impossible.
Wind was of hurricane force and extremely gusty making it difficult to retain our ...
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 always,
in the ...
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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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