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Shackleton's Boat Journey

Worsley, F.A.

Edité par New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 1977, New York, 1977
ISBN 10: 039308759X / ISBN 13: 9780393087598
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Titre : Shackleton's Boat Journey

Éditeur : New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 1977, New York

Date d'édition : 1977

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre : Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : Very Good

Edition : First Edition

Type de livre : Ex-Library

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Very Good/Very Good. First Edition. Ex-Library. minimal stamps, V.G. text. N° de réf. du libraire 002587

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Synopsis : On August 1, 1914, on the eve of World War I, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his hand-picked crew embarked in HMS Endurance from London's West India Dock, for an expedition to the Antarctic. It was to turn into one of the most breathtaking survival stories of all time. Even as they coasted down the channel, Shackleton wired back to London to offer his ship to the war effort. The reply came from the First Lord of the Admiralty, one Winston Churchill: "Proceed." And proceed they did. When the Endurance was trapped and finally crushed to splinters by pack ice in late 1915, they drifted on an ice floe for five months, before getting to open sea and launching three tiny boats as far as the inhospitable, storm-lashed Elephant Island. They drank seal oil and ate baby albatross (delicious, apparently). From there Shackelton himself and seven others - the author among them - went on, in a 22-foot open boat, for an unbelievable 800 miles, through the Antarctic seas in winter, to South Georgia and rescue. It is an extraordinary story of courage and even good-humour among men who must have felt certain, secretly, that they were going to die. Worsley's account, first published in 1940, captures that bulldog spirit exactly: uncomplaining, tough, competent, modest and deeply loyal. It's gripping, and strangely moving.

Synopsis: This is the classic account of Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914-1916 Antarctic expedition. Written by the captain of the Endurance, the ship used by Shackleton on this ill-fated journey, it is a remarkable tale of courage and bravery in the face of extreme odds and a vivid portrait of one of the world's greatest explorers. 'A breathtaking story of courage under the most appalling conditions.' - Edmund Hillary 'One of the greatest survival stories of all time.' - Library Journal

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