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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Clear water was visible on the other side, but it would have been extremely
dangerous to push into the pack with the heavy swell that was running. So for
more than twelve hours they searched along the edge of it until, at nine o'clock
the next ...
Worsley took the tiller and turned north to run before the gale, with the seas
pursuing the boat from astern. He guided her close inshore, just under the lofty
glaciers fringing the island. Pieces of ice floated amongst the waves, and the men
On the other hand, their fear of running onto the island was oddly
counterbalanced by the dreaded awareness that they might just as easily miss it
altogether—run by it in the night, and never know it was there. Indeed, they might
already have ...
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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