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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The first land sighted was Saunders Island in the South Sandwich group, and at 6
P.M. on December 7, the Endurance passed between it and the Candlemas
Volcano. There, for the first time, she encountered the enemy. It was only a small
Word of Shackleton's decision was passed along routinely by Wild—and if
anything, it was almost welcome. The end of sea watches meant that at least the
men could sleep all night. For Shackleton, however, it was another matter. He
It is my painful duty to relate that this Awful Vulgar Person the very next day,
being out with an ordinary team, gave vent to his fearsome bellow when passing
the “Heart Disease” Team. The result was disastrous: Two of the poor creatures ...
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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