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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At noon they had covered almost half the distance; by one-thirty they were less
than fifteen miles away. They had had no sleep for almost eighty hours, and their
bodies had been drained by exposure and effort of almost the last vestige of ...
200 o: '' o Each of the watches shivered through their four hideous hours, cringing
beneath the decking, sodden and half-frozen, trying to remain upright against the
wild lurching of the boat while perched on the despised rocks in the bottom.
The battle was half won, and a warm sun was overhead. The off-duty watch no
longer huddled in the dismal confines of the forecastle. Instead, the sleeping
bags were hauled out and run up the mast to dry. The men peeled off various
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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