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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Then, on March 9 they felt the swell—the undeniable, unmistakable rise and fall
of the ocean. There was no wishful thinking this time. It was there for all to see,
and feel, and hear. They noticed it first early in the morning as a strange, rhythmic
Shackleton alone seemed to sense in the swell a new and far more grave threat
than almost any they had faced. He wrote that night: “Trust will not increase until
leads form.” He knew there could be no escape if the swells were to increase ...
The swell gradually subsided. In spite of all the encouraging signs, the pack
showed little change throughout the day and into the next morning. In the
afternoon a very dark water sky appeared from the southwest, stretching all the
way around ...
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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