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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The wind had shifted to the north, so that they were also backing a headwind,
and the sails had to be lowered. Shackleton, who was becoming progressively
more anxious to get the party ashore, called the boats together and had them
And through it all there was the voice of the wind, shrieking as they had never
heard it shriek before in all their lives. The dawn of May 9 finally came, but there
was no real dawn. Instead, the wild blackness of the night slowly gave way to a
At three-thirty Worsley's watch took over, and toward seven o'clock South Georgia
came into view again, about ten miles off to starboard. They set a course straight
for the land, but the Caird had hardly settled onto it when the wind shifted to the ...
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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