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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But McNeish, although physically a giant of a man and proportionately strong,
was fifty-six years old—more than twice the average age of the other expedition
members—and he was troubled with piles. He was homesick, too, almost from
After two hours of struggling they had covered less than a thousand yards.
McNeish suddenly turned on Worsley and refused to go on. Worsley gave him a
direct order to resume his position guiding the rear of the sledge. McNeish
After him, Shackleton chose Crean, McNeish, Vincent, and McCarthy. Crean was
tough, a seasoned sailor who did as he was told. And Shackleton was not sure
that Crean's rough, tactless nature would lenditself well to a period of enforced ...
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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
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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