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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C H A PTE R THE FINAL LOSS of the Endurance was a shock in that it severed
what had seemed their last tie with civilization. It was a finality. The ship had been
a symbol, a tangible, physical symbol that linked them with the outside world.
As they seemed on the very brink of exhaustion, and as the wind screamed to
new heights, the palest hint of light showed in the eastern sky and began to
brighten, very slowly. There was no telling how long it took to get light enough to
see, but ...
Shackleton's Incredible Voyage Alfred Lansing. repeated until it seemed certain
that she would burst her planking or have the masts torn out of her. The water
now was coming in both from above and below. It was rising so fast that two men
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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