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 dead ahead the dark streak of a so-called water sky held promise of a large
patch of open ocean. They decided to work through the pack, and the Endurance
entered it at 5 P.M. Almost immediately they realized that this was a different sort
Then, on February 14 an excellent lead of water opened a quarter of a mile
ahead of the ship. Steam was hurriedly raised, and all hands were ordered onto
the ice with saws, chisels, picks, and any other tools that could be used to cut a
Then dead ahead and off to the right an occasional spout of bursting spray shot
skyward. As they drew closer they could see the backs of great seething combers
hurtling shoreward as the Cape Horn graybeards blindly advanced to their ...
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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