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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

by Alfred Lansing

Basic Books | April 28, 2015 | 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: 416 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.06 in

Published: April 28, 2015

Publisher: Basic Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0465062881

ISBN - 13: 9780465062881

Found in: History

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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

by Alfred Lansing

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.06 in

Published: April 28, 2015

Publisher: Basic Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0465062881

ISBN - 13: 9780465062881

From the Publisher

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 (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.

Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
“One of the most gripping, suspenseful, intense stories anyone will ever read.”

The New York Times
“Riveting.”

Christian Science Monitor
“Without a doubt this painstakingly written authentic adventure story will rank as one of the classic tales of the heroic age of exploration.”

Wall Street Journal
“Grit in the face of seemingly insurmountable adversity.”

Mary Roach, New York Times Book Review
“[An] incomparable telling of Shackleton’s travails.”