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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Shackleton had the word passed to hoist sail. The Caird was fitted with two masts
for a main and a mizzen-sail, plus a small jib in the bow. The Docker carried a
single lug sail, and the Wills mounted only a very small mainsail and jib. The 128
Anxiously, he ordered the candle in the compass binnacle lighted and then had
the binnacle hoisted up the mast so that it shone on the Caird's sail. But no
answering light appeared in the distance. Shackleton called for a box of matches.
Greenstreet shouted to drop the sail. The oars were hurriedly put out, and they
pulled head-on into the blasts that shrieked down off the mountaintops.
Somehow they managed to hold the Docker's head up into it, but the exertion
required them ...
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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
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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