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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Before he turned in, Shackleton took one final look around the camp to satisfy
himself that the tents and boats were not so close together that their combined
weight might in itself crack the floe. A further advantage of this precaution was
That left one man to relieve whoever showed the first signs of exhaustion. But for
all their efforts they seemed only to be standing still. Occasionally the clouds
were ripped aside, revealing the coast off the port quarter, just as close as ever.
The foaming backwash of the breakers thrown back from the cliffs swirled around
the Caird, and the towering, snowy peak above them was so close they had to
crane their necks to see it. Worsley thought to himself of the pity of it all.
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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