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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Frank Worsley, now universally called “Wuzzles,” had those sharp eyes. He
became the chief game spotter because his remarkable vision enabled him to
pick out seals at distances up to three and a half miles from the crow's nest. To
help him ...
For a time a hazy, deceiving half-light remained, and the stark outline of the ship
could be seen against the horizon. But it was difficult to perceive distances. Even
the ice underfoot grew strangely indistinct so that walking became hazardous.
And he occasionally became furious when he discovered that the cook had given
him preferential treatment because he was the “Boss.” But it was inescapable. He
was the Boss. There was always a barrier, an aloofness, which kept him apart.
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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