Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
McGraw-Hill, 1959 - 282 halaman
In 1914, an expedition headed by Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to be the first to cross the continent of Antarctica. Shipwrecked and marooned for months on end, their ill-fated voyage became a triumphant story of indomitable courage and faith in the face of astounding obstacles.
A bestseller since it was first published in 1959, Alfred Lansing's Endurance now features a foreword and afterword from Dr. James Dobson—inspiring every reader to persevere no matter how impossible the challenge.
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Both the Docker and the Wills were shipping water continually. The crews sat
facing aft, with the wind directly in their faces—a position only slightly preferable
to facing forward, where they would have been stung by the spray breaking over
AT THAT EXACT MOMENT, the Docker was driving westward along the coast,
looking for a place to land. Since sunrise, by Worsley's estimate, they had gone
fourteen miles, past point after point, without seeing a single site fit to beach the ...
To hoist sail was unthinkable; they could only row. The Caird still had its full
quota of four oars, but the Docker and the Wills had been reduced to three apiece
. The temperature had fallen perhaps fifteen degrees since the change of wind
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LibraryThing ReviewUlasan Pengguna - le.vert.galant - LibraryThing
Shackleton's attempted transversal of the South Pole is without doubt the greatest feat of polar expedition, even though he never touched the Antarctic shore. Lansing's account comes from the golden age of travel writing, the late 1950s. The combination is irresistible. Baca ulasan lengkap
LibraryThing ReviewUlasan Pengguna - santhony - LibraryThing
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