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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Outside, however, the weather was getting steadily worse. Late in May the
temperature dropped below zero, and stayed there. During the first half of June,
the average reading was minus seventeen degrees. But the scene from the deck
of the ...
The good weather held throughout the night and into the following day, May 4;
and again the gear was distributed among the rigging. The wind was out of the
southeast at no more than fifteen knots. Only an occasional sea splashed on
May 14 had been the day set for the trip to the head of the bay, but the weather in
the morning was squally with rain, so the trip was postponed until the following
day. In the afternoon there were encouraging signs of clearing. McNeish wrote: “I
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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