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.”
Until now the destination had been either Clarence or Elephant Island—
whichever the party happened to strike. These were the most logical choices, the
closest bits of land. At the time the boats were launched from Patience Camp,
of the island stood out in silhouette against the star-filled sky. By morning, a fresh
blizzard had begun, but it was not quite so bad as the last one. IT WAS APRIL 20,
a day notable for only one reason: Shackleton finally made official what ...
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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