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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He was now forty years old, of medium height and thick of neck, with broad,
heavy shoulders a trifle stooped, and dark brown hair parted in the center. He
had a wide, sensuous but expressive mouth that could curl into a laugh or tighten
into a ...
In the afternoon a very dark water sky appeared from the southwest, stretching all
the way around to the northeast, but in view of the southerly wind, a sudden
opening seemed unlikely, so Shackleton deemed it safe to cancel the sea
Spray burst over the bow and swept across the dark forms of the men huddled in
the bottom of the boat. Hussey tried tending the line in the mainsail, but several
times the wind tore it from his grasp, and Vincent had to take over for him.
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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