Experience one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern age: The harrowing tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 attempt to reach the South Pole.
In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance and set sail for Antarctica, where he planned to cross the last uncharted continent on foot. In January 1915, after battling its way through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. Thus began the legendary ordeal of Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men. When their ship was finally crushed between two ice floes, they attempted a near-impossible journey over 850 miles of the South Atlantic's heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization.
With an introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick, Endurance is the definitive account of Ernest Shackleton's fateful trip. Alfred Lansing brilliantly narrates the gripping and miraculous voyage that has defined heroism for the modern age.
An adventure worth reading about but one I would not want to share.
What a book!!
Inspirational and awe-inspiring!! The toughness, tenacity, and the will to live that these men displayed is beyond admiration. I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to read about the lives of these daring men. Men like these paved the way for others to be able to make a similar voyage. I thank the author who did an outstanding job with all of his research. By the time I finished the book, I felt like I had been on this journey with them and I was near tears when Shackleton and his men finally make their way into the Whaling village. Thank you for writing the story of these great men. Shackleton’s story is a testament of what great leadership is all about and the lives of these men should never be forgotten.