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Endurance

Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

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Publisher Description

Experience “one of the best adventure books ever written” (Wall Street Journal) in this New York Times bestseller: 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.

In Endurance, the definitive account of Ernest Shackleton's fateful trip, Alfred Lansing brilliantly narrates the harrowing and miraculous voyage that has defined heroism for the modern age.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2014
April 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Basic Books
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
28.3
MB

Customer Reviews

AYSUNOME ,

Endurance — Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage

This quote from the first chapter sets the stage for the book.

“Thus their plight was naked and terrifying in its simplicity. If they were to get out—they had to get themselves out.”

The title of the book and The above Excerpt From Endurance by Alfred Lansing, are only hints to what the captain and crew of the Endurance accomplished.

This is not a motivational book by intent. When life, however, seems to be dishing out a seemingly overwhelming quantity of challenges one immediately followed by another. My thoughts go immediately to the true story contained in this book and the quote above. I recommend this book to others often.

DonnieboyT ,

Amazing tale of human courage

Slow at first but stick with it.

ChgoLaw67 ,

Terrific book

This is a Beautifully written tale of the adventures of Shackleton and his men. It is one of the very best stories anyone could read. Magnificent. These were tough, stiff upper lip Englishmen. Tough and resourceful.

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