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 Wild, the second-in-command, made his way forward along the buckling
deck to the crew's quarters. There two seamen, Walter How and William Bakewell
, were lying in the lower bunks. Both were very nearly exhausted from almost ...
Several raced up the ladders onto deck. In the next instant, the deck seemed to
slide away from beneath their feet as the ship rolled suddenly over to port. A
second's pause—then everything movable let go with a rush—wood, kennels,
Shackleton watched anxiously, hoping that the load of ice on deck might not grow
too heavy. But in the failing light of dusk he saw that it would be dangerous to let
it go until morning. He ordered Worsley, Crean, and McCarthy to go with him up ...
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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