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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... hardly speaking to one another. “Nothing to do, see, or say,” James recorded. “
We find ourselves getting more taciturn daily.” Until the appearance of the swell,
many of the men had struggled for months not to let hope creep into their minds.
“This proves the existence of a strong current to the west,” Hurley said, “and
places Elephant Island beyond a hope of landing.” Abruptly, their attention was
refocused on King George Island to the west. “We now hope for E or NE winds to
But again it was a matter of fighting back hope. Even as early as May 8, long
before they could expect anything to have happened, all of them were already
worrying about whether the ice conditions around the island might prevent a
relief ship ...
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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