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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10 Those were the words that mocked him, as Shackleton, bursting with vitality,
eloquence and optimism, appeared before him asking for advice. Shackleton lay
directly athwart Nansen's path. It was not so very different from Shackleton's clash
"Just beaten Scott's record," in his own words, "Celebrated it at dinner by drinking
healths in orange curacao given by E.M.L. [a mysterious lady friend]."3 It was not
only the record but, in Shackleton's words, that this we have been able to do in ...
"He made no friends", in Macklin's words. Most of us grew to regard [him] as a
generally . . . odd sort of person, different from the rest of the crowd. Lees . . .
became the butt of everybody's bad temper; and as he was curiously receptive of
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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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