Format: Audio Book (Cassette)
Dimensions: 7.14 × 4.54 × 1.23 in
Published: February 10, 2000
Publisher: The Audio Partners
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1572701331
ISBN - 13: 9781572701335
From the Publisher
In August 1914, explorer Ernest Shackleton and his crew set sail from England for Antarctica, where Shackleton hoped to be the first man to cross the uncharted continent on foot. Five months later, the Endurance -- just a day’s sail short of its destination -- became locked in an island of ice, and its destiny and men became locked in history. For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted until it was finally crushed, and Shackleton and his crew made an 850-mile journey in a 20-foot craft through the South Atlantic’s worst seas to reach an outpost of civilization. Inspired by the ordeal that Time magazine said "defined heroism," author Alfred Lansing conducted interviews with the crew’s surviving members and pored over diaries and personal accounts to create his best-selling book on the miraculous voyage. In Audio Partners’ abridged recording of Endurance, reader Patrick Malahide renders a masterful portrayal of these courageous men.
About the Author
Editor and author Alfred Lansing is best known for Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, a historical account of Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914 voyage to Antarctica, written for a young adult audience. Using diaries of expedition members and interviews with those still living, Lansing tells the story of the expedition, which met with disaster when their ship, the Endurance, was surrounded and eventually crushed by ice, leaving Shackleton and his crew trapped on the ice floes for five months before they were able to escape to open water in one of the lifeboats. In 1960, Lansing received both the Christopher Award and the Secondary Education Board's Book Award for Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage. Alfred Lansing was born in Chicago in 1921. He served in the U.S. Navy throughout World War II, receiving the Purple Heart. Upon leaving the Navy in 1946, he returned to school, attending North Park College for two years and then transferring to Northwestern University. He worked as a writer for United Press and for Collier's magazine, as a freelance writer, and later as an editor for Time, Inc. Books. Lansing died in 1975. He and his wife, Barbara, whom he married in 1955, had two children.