Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

by Alfred Lansing

The Audio Partners | February 10, 2000 | Audio Book (Cassette)

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
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.

Format: Audio Book (Cassette)

Dimensions: 7.14 × 4.54 × 1.23 in

Published: February 10, 2000

Publisher: The Audio Partners

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1572701331

ISBN - 13: 9781572701335

Found in: History

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible!!! I just finished this book and by the end I was certain that this is the greatest real life story I have ever read! The adventure that Shackleton and his crew underwent is simply astounding. With the details of well kept diaries hardly any events are left to speculation. One can feel the emotional and physical trials that the ill fated expedition went through. Simply amazing what the human body and mind are capable of withstanding!! A must read for anyone who loves real life adventure novels.
Date published: 2003-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Endurance, by A. Lansing The ULTIMATE BEST in drama & suspense, my all-time favorite book. Unbelievable n.f., first read in 70 college, I've now given 25 away. Often out of print, it's currently available again because of Alexander's bestseller photo-story of same title. Also well written.
Date published: 2000-03-25

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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

by Alfred Lansing

Format: Audio Book (Cassette)

Dimensions: 7.14 × 4.54 × 1.23 in

Published: February 10, 2000

Publisher: The Audio Partners

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1572701331

ISBN - 13: 9781572701335

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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.
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