Endurance

Endurance

Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

Book - 2014
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"Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way for six weeks through a thousand miles of pack ice and now only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted northwest before it was finally crushed. But for Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men the ordeal had barely begun. It would end only after a near-miraculous journey by Shackleton and a skeleton crew through over 850 miles of the South Atlantic's heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization. This astonishing tale of survival by Shackleton and all twenty-seven of his men for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansing's brilliantly narrated book has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2014.
ISBN: 9780465062881
Characteristics: 357 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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HujeBohoc
Jul 27, 2018

As the book’s subtitle says, what happened to Shackleton’s crew on their way to the South Pole is incredible. Trust me, you won’t be able to read this in more than 3 or 4 sittings.

DCLadults Apr 05, 2018

This book grew on me until, with an intense rush of relief, it brought me to tears. With bravery, integrity, and fortitude beyond measure, this is more than just a survival story. Instead it reflects a unfathomable feat, only possible because of this crew’s immense ability to preserve and respect a brotherhood, a community, and a fellowship.

SPPL_János Mar 21, 2018

Their ship caught and crushed by pack ice, a 1914 Antarctic expedition is left stranded at the bottom of the world. Against incredible odds, leader Sir Ernest Shackleton leads every one of this men to safety, first over the ice, then around it in their tiny rowboats. Despite its age (originally published in 1959) this is still the most thrilling account of the best survival story in history.

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dfsmithaz
Jan 20, 2017

Fantastic, true story of human endurance. Not for young children.

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rsolin
Oct 11, 2015

An absolute classic that everyone should read. These men proved that what thee human spirit can accomplish is truly amazing.

(Side note: you might want to read this in the middle of a long, hot summer, when you'll appreciate the cold more.)

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EndsWell
Jul 07, 2014

This was a riveting survival story, similar to Unbroken in its intensity. Highly recommended!

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westcoast11
Feb 28, 2013

Amazing. My whole family enjoyed this book. Watched film after reading book. Inspirational.

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gerieowens
Jan 31, 2013

Loved it!

soblessed59 Dec 19, 2012

Totally Immersive and Harrowing Story Of Survival 'Endurance The Greatest Adventure Story Ever Told' exceeded all my expectations for an exciting white-knuckle read. The author does an excellent job of drawing the reader into the scene,so that you feel the cold,wet and hunger,and the terror of being hunted by a huge leopard seal[you may remember the one in the film -Eight Below].

These men are outstanding how they were able to keep their morale so high,despite the circumstances.

The photos were also wonderful, and I greatly appreciated the fact that although this was a book about seamen,it avoid the use of profanity,ecept for just a few isolated instances,which made it a nice inoffensive read.

This is a book that once read will not be easily forgotten. Highly recommended for fans of adventure/survival stories.

LadyR Dec 03, 2011

Hard to put down.

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Jan 20, 2017

dfsmithaz thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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