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 resulting force is called pressure—and it began on July 21. Not against the
ship herself, for she was in the center of a thick, tough floe. But there were sounds
of ice working toward the south and southwest. The noise continued all night ...
The pressure began again late in the afternoon and continued into the evening.
That night it was the worst it had been. Worsley described it in his diary: Just after
midnight there was a series of loud and violent cracks, groans, and bumps to the
The pressure started on September 30, about three o'clock in the afternoon.
Altogetherit lasted only one terrifying hour. The attacker this time, a floe off the
port bow, bore in mercilessly beneath the foremast. The decks below shuddered
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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