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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There was always a barrier, an aloofness, which kept him apart. It was not a
calculated thing; he was simply emotionally incapable of forgetting—even for an
instant—his position and the responsibility it entailed. The others might rest ...
As usual, he had eaten only half his breakfast ration—an eighth of a pound of
cold dog pemmican and a lump and a half of sugar—intending to save the rest for
later. After several minutes' rest, however, he was able to regain his feet and
Furthermore, if they were to have rest, the boat had to be pulled clear of the water
. To do so, they would have to lighten her by removing the decking, since they
lacked the strength to lift her as she was. Once that was done, she would hardly
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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