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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Again at breakfast time the ice mysteriously moved apart again. Small floes
became isolated patches of white floating on the dark, cold surface of the water.
But even as the entire party anxiously watched, the pack closed once more. The
It seemed now that everything—the wind, the current, and even the sea itself—
were united in a single, determined purpose, once and for all to annihilate this
tiny boat, which thus far had defied all their efforts to destroy it. No choice
Once more their thirst returned, much worse than it had ever been. But only a pint
or two of water remained, and Shackleton decided to save it until morning. At
three-thirty Worsley's watch took over, and toward seven o'clock South Georgia ...
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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