Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999 - 282 halaman

'A thrilling reading experience! One of the greatest adventure stories of our times.' New York Times Book Review
In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 men set sail for the South Atlantic on board a ship called the Endurance. The object of the expedition was to cross the Antarctic overland. In October 1915, still half a continent away from their intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in ice. For five months Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways on one of the most savage regions of the world. This utterly gripping book, based on firsthand accounts of crew members and interviews with survivors, describes how the men survived, how they lived together in camps on the ice for 17 months until they reached land, how they were attacked by sea leopards, had to kill their beloved dogs whom they could no longer feed, the diseases which they developed (an operation to amputate the foot of one member of the crew was carried out on the ice), and the extraordinary indefatigability of the men and their lasting civility towards one another in the most adverse conditions conceivable.
This is a harrowing adventure and an extremely compelling book ¿ destined to be a bestseller.

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LibraryThing Review

Ulasan Pengguna  - santhony - www.librarything.com

I very much enjoy non-fiction books whose focus is on exploration. One of the most fascinating topics within this genre involves polar exploration. It never ceases to amaze me that there were actually ... Baca ulasan lengkap

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Ulasan Pengguna  - Schneider - www.librarything.com

If this didn't actually happen I wouldn't think it possible. A tale of tales and a story of all stories. Lansing has done a smashing job retelling the adventure story of Ernest Shackleton and his crew's expedition to the South Pole. Recommended as highly as I can recommend a book. Baca ulasan lengkap

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Tentang pengarang (1999)

Alfred Lansing was a journalist and a freelance writer. ENDURANCE was his first book. He died in 1975.

Frank Hurley was an Australian photographer. From 1911-14 he accompanied Douglas Mawson on his Australasian Antarctic Expedition and was one of the party that sledged to the South Pole. On his return he was recruited for Shackleton's trans-Antarctic expedition. He died in Sydney in 1962 at the age of 71.

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