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Shackleton


Συγγραφέας: Huntford Roland
Εκδότης: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349107448
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 800
Διαστάσεις: 20x4x13
Γλώσσα Γραφής: english
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 1996
Έτος Έκδοσης: 1989

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Shackleton"

Ernest Shackleton was the quintessential Edwardian hero. A contemporary - and adversary - of Scott, he sailed on the 'Discovery' expedition of 1900, and went on to mount three expeditions of his own. Like Scott, he was a social adventurer; snow and ice held no particular attraction, but the pursuit of wealth, fame and power did. Yet Shackleton, and Anglo-Irishman who left school at 16, needed status to raise money for his own expeditions. At various times he was involved in journalism, politics, manufacturing and City fortune-hunting - none of them very effectively. A frustrated poet, he was never to be successful with money, but he did succeed in marrying it. At his height he was feted as a national hero, knighted by Edward VII, and granted GBP20,000 by the government for achievements which were, and remain, the very stuff of legend. But the world to which he returned in 1917 after the sensational 'Endurance' expedition did not seem to welcome surviving heroes. Poverty-stricken by the end of the war, he had to pay off his debts through writing and endless lecturing. He finally obtained funds for another expedition, but dies of a heart attack, aged only 47, at it reached South Georgia.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Huntford Roland
ISBN: 9780349107448
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 21/09/1989
Εκδότης: Little, Brown Book Group
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 800
Γλώσσα βιβλίου: english
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 540 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 20x4x13 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: Section: 16, B&W
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 1996

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