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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But after several minutes of pumping, no water had come up. The intakes were
obviously ... Between fifteen-minute spells at the pumps, some of the crew helped
him calk the cofferdam with strips of torn blankets. Others went over the side with
In fifteen minutes Patience Camp was lost in the confusion of ice astern. But
Patience Camp no longer mattered. That soot-blackened floe that had been their
prison for nearly four months—whose every feature they knew so well, as
Instead, life was reckoned to periods of a few hours, or possibly only a few
minutes—an endless succession of trials leading to deliverance from the
particular hell of the moment. When a man was awakened to go on watch, the
focal point of his ...
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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