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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She measured 144 feet overall, with a 25-foot beam, which was not overly big but
big enough. And though her sleek black hull looked from the outside like that of
any other vessel of a comparable size, it was not. Her keel members were four ...
It towered 150 feet into the air, more than twice the height of the Endurance's
mainmast. So close did they come to it that looking down into the indigo water
they saw it stretching away beneath them, 40 feet below the keel of the ship, and
Shackleton suddenly remembered Blackboro's feet. In the excitement of the
landing he had forgotten, and he felt ashamed. How and Bakewell jumped
overboard and pulled Blackboro farther up the beach. The stores were rapidly
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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