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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Never had the going been worse, especially for the men pulling the boats. After
two hours of struggling they had covered less than a thousand yards. McNeish
suddenly turned on Worsley and refused to go on. Worsley gave him a direct
He never complained, though he knew that it was only a matter of time until
gangrene set in. Even if he lived, it seemed unlikely that this youngster who had
stowed away a year and a half before would ever walk again. Once during the
The Emma never approached Elephant Island closer than one hundred miles. It
was now August 3, nearly three and a half months since the Caird had sailed for
South Georgia. Throughout each failure of the subsequent rescue attempts, ...
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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