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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

by Alfred Lansing

Basic Books | April 30, 1999 | Trade Paperback |

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.39 in

Published: April 30, 1999

Publisher: Basic Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 078670621x

ISBN - 13: 9780786706211

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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

by Alfred Lansing

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.39 in

Published: April 30, 1999

Publisher: Basic Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 078670621x

ISBN - 13: 9780786706211

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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.

About the Author

Alfred Lansing was a veteran journalist, who wrote for Collier''s, among other magazines. Endurance is his best known work.

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In August of 1914, the explorer Ernest Shackleton set sail across the South Atlantic with a crew of 75 men, his goal to explore Antarctica on foot. Long before they reached their destination, the crew and their ship, ice locked the Endurance in her place. The next year passed in unimaginable loss and hardship, as the men laboriously broke through the ice to cross approximately 900 miles of ice and treacherous seas to the nearest point of civilization. Endurance features interviews with the expedition's 10 survivors, excerpts from eight other crew members' journals and special maps and illustrations.
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