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"--
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2014.
ISBN: 9780465062881
0465062881
9780465058785
0465058787
9780465058792
Branch Call Number: 919.89 LANSING 2014
Characteristics: xxi, 357 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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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!

LadyR Dec 03, 2011

Hard to put down.

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fletchmo
Jan 19, 2010

very very well written account of an incredible journey.

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Jan 20, 2017

dfsmithaz thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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