Endurance: Shackleton?s Incredible Voyage

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Endurance: Shackleton?s Incredible Voyage

by Alfred Lansing

Basic Books | January 29, 2016 | Hardcover

Endurance: Shackleton?s Incredible Voyage is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way for six weeks through a thousand miles of pack ice and now only a day’s sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice.

For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted northwest before it was finally crushed. But for Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men the ordeal had barely begun. It would end only after a near-miraculous journey by Shackleton and a skeleton crew through over 850 miles of the South Atlantic’s heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization.

This astonishing tale of survival by Shackleton and all twenty-seven of his men for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, “defined heroism.” Alfred Lansing’s brilliantly narrated book has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance’s fateful trip.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 416 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 1.31 in

Published: January 29, 2016

Publisher: Basic Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0465058787

ISBN - 13: 9780465058785

Found in: World History

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful example of the human spirit I really hope more than 2 of us have read this amazing story, only 2 reviews :) The fact that it is a true story is beyond belief. I shared every cold and stormy night with the crew - can't believe that they endured the hardships they did - constantly cold and wet, for over 17 months nothing but the barren ice, fierce storms, cramped quarters, bodies punished beyond belief no sun - not many humans are made of such strong stuff - no wonder they've gone down in the history books. Money well spent on this book.
Date published: 2015-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really great yarn So it's all true which of course is the amazing thing about this story. But the writing on this account is what makes it such an emotional experience to read. The writing is straightforward, but not simple. I felt compelled at every turn to read on and I was engaged with the key characters. Loved it.
Date published: 2015-09-11

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Endurance: Shackleton?s Incredible Voyage

Endurance: Shackleton?s Incredible Voyage

by Alfred Lansing

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 416 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 1.31 in

Published: January 29, 2016

Publisher: Basic Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0465058787

ISBN - 13: 9780465058785

From the Publisher

Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way for six weeks through a thousand miles of pack ice and now only a day’s sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice.

For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted northwest before it was finally crushed. But for Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men the ordeal had barely begun. It would end only after a near-miraculous journey by Shackleton and a skeleton crew through over 850 miles of the South Atlantic’s heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization.

This astonishing tale of survival by Shackleton and all twenty-seven of his men for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, “defined heroism.” Alfred Lansing’s brilliantly narrated book has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance’s fateful trip.

About the Author

Alfred Lansing (1921-1975) was a native of Chicago. After serving more than five years in the Navy, he enrolled at Northwestern University, where he studied journalism. Until 1949 he edited a weekly newspaper in Illinois, later joined the United Press, and eventually became a freelance writer. Endurance, his first book, was published in 1959.