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 stars ; " the heralds , " as he put it , “ of approaching winter ” Six weeks later ,
he marked the “ creeping on of winter ” , with the Shakespearean tag , “ Fear no
more the heat of the sun , or the furious winter ' s rages though thy worldly .
He suffered from constant boils and , as the winter wore on , childish outbursts of
temper . Cope was isolated and the outsider ; rather like Orde - Lees on the other
side of the continent , in fact . For the rest , there was fragmentation into cliques .
21 In other words , they could last the winter , and when the summer came , a
relief ship could go down with no risk . Larsen , however , assumed that Wild and
his companions would have laid in a stock of food before winter came down .
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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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