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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Five thousand had been ordered in England, but Wild, in sending off the
requisition, had failed to specify the word “gramophone.” Only long after the ship
had sailed did Orde-Lees, the storekeeper, discover they had five thousand extra
Shortly after five o'clock the light began to fail. Shackleton called to the other
boats to stay close by until a suitable camping place was found. They rowed until
about five-thirty when they came to a flat, heavy floe some two hundred yards
“Launch the boats,” Shackleton cried as he raced down from his perch. “Chuck in
the stores any old way.” Anxious hands seized the boats and hurried them to the
edge of the berg. The surface of the sea was five feet beneath them, so the men ...
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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