by Roland Huntford

Paperback, 1998

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Carroll & Graf (1998), 800 pages


The acclaimed biographer of Robert Falcon Scott masterfully chronicles the life of one of the last great Edwardian heroes, Ernest Shackleton, from his Anglo-Irish childhood through the race for the South Pole to his last expedition to the North Pole.

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LibraryThing member bcquinnsmom
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 Antarctica. It is a study of the man himself ... how his very character led him to do what he did and keep doing it in the face of tragedy and failure.… (more)
LibraryThing member pouleroulante
This is another masterpiece from Huntsford. Warts and all. Actually....alot of warts. Interesting detail about his brother (?) and the theft of some major jewels in Ireland. (it is a while since I read it).
LibraryThing member tomsk7
Huntford is a careful, thorough biographer. This is a fascinating book, which explores the relationship between Shackleton's life on and off the ice.




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