Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Basic Books, 29 Apr 2014 - 416 halaman
The harrowing tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 attempt to reach the South Pole, one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern age.
In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance and set sail for Antarctica, where he planned to cross the last uncharted continent on foot. In January 1915, after battling its way through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. Thus began the legendary ordeal of Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men. When their ship was finally crushed between two ice floes, they attempted a near-impossible journey over 850 miles of the South Atlantic's heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization.
In Endurance, the definitive account of Ernest Shackleton's fateful trip, Alfred Lansing brilliantly narrates the harrowing and miraculous voyage that has defined heroism for the modern age.
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sea leopards, damn the men who snored so irritatingly at close quarters, and
taste the steady diet of seal blubber and penguin hearts,” while proclaiming
Endurance to be “one of the most breath-takingly exciting books of the year.
In 1986 Kent Carroll, publisher and editorial director of the newly established
Carroll and Graf, bought the rights to Lansing's Endurance, which had been out
of print for more than twentyfive years. He remembered having read the book as
Shackleton or the story of the Endurance.” As of the fall of 2013, the book was in
its forty-ninth printing. For Lansing's family, the belated popularity of Endurance is
more than a little bittersweet. Barbara reports that her son, Angus, an infant ...
The name of the ship was Endurance. The position was 69°5 ́ South, 51°30 ́ West
—deep in the icy wasteland of the Antarctic's treacherous Weddell Sea, just
about midway between the South Pole and the nearest known outpost of
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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