Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
ISBN: 0842308245
EAN13: 9780842308243
Language: English
Pages: 247
Dimensions: 0.71" H x 8.19" L x 5.43" W
Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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The harrowing tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 attempt to reach the South Pole, one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern age.

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.

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   I recommend this book to add to the collection of those ...
What a page turner is. Shacketon is a master for the description of those hardships of the explorers, desire to follow Lansing's orders. I kept saying to myself that there are few humans today who are as difficult as those men.
   and I love my dog
Reading this book, I found that I was looking for ice floes while driving down the street to the grocery store. I considered food at the grocery store that could be stored for a year. I even looked strangely at my dog, and I love my dog. Endurance was one of the best books I ever read.
   every bit of adventure I hoped for and more
An accurate real life account, told from the perspective of the sailers.
   Epic true story
Incredible true story of abandoning a sinking ship and surviving on ice flows with very basic gear for a year. Food, water, warmth, accommodation, navigation, transport and morale.
   Meandering with books
Book is great! I hate to read about the killing of dogs and eating if dogs, but better that the dogs are starved to death and other unfortunate consequences of early explorations of the world. Overall, a good book and a quick read.
I wish he had still been alive over the last thirty years to see the success of his book. If you liked Into Thin Air or The Perfect Storm, you will love it. Ernest Shackleton's true life lesson was not just about overcoming obstacles, but overcoming them again. A tremendous adventure story and told with extraordinary care. Highly recommended.
   Imponderables of the sea, ice and human hardship
Intuite detail, much of it repetitive. Long term personal suffering at various stages of this long journey, often by many. The sailing ship also took a beating near the end when it gave itself up to the ice and the sea.
   A harrowing tale of man's indomitable spirit.
We conquer through endurance! Through it all, they remained hopeful and kept working slowly towards their success.
   By far one of the best books I’ve ever read, & I’ve read many!
I just finished reading 2 of Grann's books, The Lost City of Z and The White Darkness. The latter is the story of Frank Worsley, grandson of Henry Worsley, one of the extraordinary men in Lansing's Endurance. Sir Earnest Shackleton and Frank Worsley were two of the 20 men who escaped an incredibly difficult journey to Antarctica, which incredibly survived from almost its beginning. Two years later, all hands were saved by the extraordinary will of the men who found themselves at the mercy of the elements. Lansing's research and understanding of the situation in which these men found themselves has put this book at the top of my all-time favorites!
   The book gave me several adrenaline rushes...it's that well written.
This is an amazing account of Shackleton's journey, which went into intricate details about the turns and turns every step of the way for this small group of brave explorers. It reads like a non-fiction novel, but the fact that it is thrilling makes it even more astounding. This book really puts what a challenge is truly in perspective. A simple headache that we might get now is nowhere near getting your sleeping bag soaked and still having to sleep in it in temperatures near 0, when you don 't know how the weather or current will change while you try to sleep. Great read and really hard to put down because even though you think you know what is going to happen, you still have to find out how. Would highly recommend if you are looking for a good book that you will have trouble putting down.