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Shackleton

Author: Roland Huntford
Publisher: New York : Atheneum, 1986, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ernest Henry Shackleton, Sir
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roland Huntford
ISBN: 068911429X 9780689114298
OCLC Number: 12370255
Notes: Map on lining papers.
Description: xx, 774 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue: "Great Shack!" --
Anglo-Irish background --
Round the Horn --
A path to fame and fortune? --
National Antarctic Expedition --
Discovery --
A protean world of ice --
Polar travel --
Polar night --
Dogs and diet --
The southern journey --
Race for life --
Invalided home --
A new and better path? --
"An east-windy, west-endy place" --
Prospects, but no work --
British Antarctic Expedition, 1907 --
Seven months to prepare --
When Nimrod sailed --
A broken promise --
McMurdo Sound --
The conquest of Mount Erebus --
Midwinter --
"A glorious day for our start" --
Furthest South --
March or die --
National Hero --
Sir Ernest's debts --
Hungarian mines --
"A bit of a floating gent" --
Endurance --
South Georgia --
Pack ice at 59[degree]28' --
Two helpless hulks --
"The secret of our unanimity" --
Death agony of Endurance --
Responsibility to Shackleton --
"So now we'll go home" --
From Ocean Camp to Patience Camp --
Escape by a hair's breadth --
"We can only wait and see" --
Into the open sea --
Half-way house --
Tension on Elephant Island --
Relief preparations --
The open-boat journey --
A slight change of course --
The line that divides success from failure --
King Haakon Bay --
The crossing of South Georgia --
A trio of scarecrows --
"Urgent need immediate rescue" --
Cape Wild --
Aurora and the end of the expedition --
South America and Northern Russia --
Quest --
Epilogue: The Fourth Presence.
Responsibility: Roland Huntford.

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