Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansing's scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book -- with over 200,000 copies sold -- has long been acknowledged as... show more
The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansing's scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book -- with over 200,000 copies sold -- has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip. To write their authoritative story, Lansing consulted with ten of the surviving members and gained access to diaries and personal accounts by eight others. The resulting book has all the immediacy of a first-hand account, expanded with maps and illustrations especially for this edition.
Publish date: 2015-04-28
Publisher: Basic Books
Pages no: 357
Edition language: English
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I can't believe I had not read this book before now. What a gem of a story! Most people have a general idea about Shackelton and his incredible tale of survival, but I had no idea how utterly miserable and hopeless most of their experience was in the Antarctic. What these men overcame and endured...
Insomuch as a written account of a noted historical event can be spoiled, this review contains spoilers. If you don't want to be spoiled, stop here and read the book. It's excellent. So much is amazing about Ernest Shackleton's voyage to explore Antarctica and the misadventures that follow, but the ...
This bestseller first published in 1959 and reissued in 1999 recounts the failure of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition by Sir Ernest Shackleton in its attempt to cross the Antarctic continent by dog sledge in 1914. Men have to be nuts to be explorers ….The British ship Endurance set sail for t...
A friend and I were discussing heroism and leadership. Who are the real life Captain Kirks out there in history? And she recommended this book. This is the very passage she used to entice me: Shackleton... had a talent--genius, even--that he shared with only a handful of men throughout history--gen...
Fifty years old but the prose holds up. Does the job of the survival yarn, fast-paced, evocative, stirring. Quite the yarn.