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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The goal had been Clarence Island or Elephant Island—but no more. These
were now out of the question. “This proves the existence of a strong current to the
west,” Hurley said, “and places Elephant Island beyond a hope of landing.”
Between Elephant and Clarence Islands there is a gap about fourteen miles wide
, beyond which lies the Drake Passage. The last time the boats had been sure of
their position was at dusk, when Elephant Island lay only about ten miles away.
Shackleton, meanwhile, had arranged for the use of a large wooden whaler, the
Southern Sky, in which to return to Elephant Island for the relief of the party there.
That evening a sort of crude reception was held in what Worsley described as a ...
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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