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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Throughout the morning the swell had continued and even increased slightly, so
at lunch Shackleton announced that they would immediately go on a “watch and
watch” system, four hours on and four hours off. Shackleton would take charge ...
When they had finished, Shackleton announced that the watches would begin,
four hours on and four hours off. Shackleton said he would take the first trick with
Crean and McNeish, and Worsley would have the other with Vincent and ...
Hurriedly they ran up every sail to its full height and headed for the narrow
opening in the reefs. But it meant sailing straight into the wind, and the Caird
simply could not do it. Four times they lay off, and four times they tried to tack into
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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