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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It looked as if some giant vise were being applied to the ship and slowly
tightened until she could no longer hold out against its pressure. The lumber they
were after was stored in the black-dark recesses of the side pockets in the very
bow of ...
McNeish was sent to check and reported back that it was rising rapidly in the
foreward hold. Rickenson said the same of the engine room. The small portable
Downton pump was rigged, and steam was raised to operate the engine-room
He instructed Hussey to light one every few minutes and hold it so that it flared
against the sail. One at a time, Hussey struck the matches as Shackleton peered
into the darkness. Still there was no signal from the Docker. But she tried to
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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