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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage The harrowing tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton sattempt to reach the South Pole, one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern ageIn August , polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded 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 overmiles of the South Atlantic s heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilizationIn 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

About the Author: Alfred Lansing

An American journalist who wrote for Collier s, among other magazines and was later an editor for Time, Inc Books.Alfred Lansing served in the US Navy from 1940 46 He received the Purple Heart for his wartime service Later he attended North Park College, 1946 48, Northwestern University, 1948 50 Lansing became a member of the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England in 1957.

10 thoughts on “Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

  1. Stephen Stephen says:

    Beholdthe gentleman whose exploits crushed the last vestiges of manhood from my fragile psyche Psst.don t mention this to my wife as she thinks she took care of this years ago. Stranded for over a year in the most inhospitable climate on the face of the Earth, literally one tiny step away from complete disaster due to starvation, extreme weather or the ice flows on which they l

  2. karen karen says:

    oh my god i feel like i haven t written a review in, how you holding up without my pearls of wisdom i was going to write a DBR of this last night, because that s what shackleton would do, but then i ended up eating candy and doodling instead, and that is why i live a life of mediocrity and insignificance and i am not like shackleton, who ran into some trouble o

  3. Dem Dem says:

    A captivating and inspiring tale of exploration, human endurance and survival.In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 men set sail for the South Atlantic on board a ship called the Endurance The expedition was to cross the Antarctic overland In October of 1915 the ship became trapped and crushed in Ice and the crew now half a continent away from their intended base became ca

  4. David David says:

    There aren t many true life tales that live up to the hype There are always some details that make the story just a little less dramatic than in the made for TV movie Not this time While listening to this audiobook, the thought that went through my head over and over again was Holy s The book starts with the Endurance, trapped in the Antarctic ice, being literally crushed to death Th

  5. leslie leslie says:

    Ernest Shackleton set out for Antarctica in 1914 to cross the last uncharted territory His ship became trapped in the ice For ten months they drifted North West.The crew of 27 men would find that the sinking of the ship was only the beginning They would suffer, traveling over both sea and I ve for over 850 miles This true account describes the year off travel and suffering, incredible

  6. Andrew Smith Andrew Smith says:

    I ve read my share of leadership texts over the years an occupational necessity for a while and a name I came acrossthan one was Ernest Shackleton Some sources reckoned him to be possibly the greatest leader that ever lived Well that s some claim and it s something I knew I d have to look into sooner or later So when I came across this book, originally published in 1959, the time had fin

  7. Diane Diane says:

    What an incredible story This was my introduction to Shackleton, and I am left reeling from the experience I chose Endurance to add symmetry to my list Earlier this year I read In the Kingdom of Ice, Hampton Sides excellent book about a doomed expedition to the North Pole, and I thought I should balance the hemispheres by reading about a South Pole expedition Lansing s book was highly rate

  8. Julie Julie says:

    I am almost unable to express my feelings about this amazing and unbelievable story I finished the last paragraph with tears running down my face and shaking my head in disbelief.If this were a work of fiction, you d barely believe it, but you d credit Alfred Lansing for his story telling and imagination It s not fiction, and you can t help but find yourself in a perpetual state of awe over

  9. Natalie Vellacott Natalie Vellacott says:

    What an incredible adventure Endurance tells the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton s attempts to cross the Antarctic overland with his 27 man crew But, in October 1915 when they were still half a continent away from their intended base, their ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice The entire crew with 50 dogs left the doomed vessel, camping on ice and using small boats to attempt to reach the

  10. Faith Faith says:

    Although this book was nonfiction, it read like a thriller The author interviewed survivors of the ill fated 1914 expedition to Antarctica and also used some of their diaries as his source material I wanted to learn a little about this expedition after seeing a play in which Ernest Shackleton was a character It was actually a strange little musical, and not particularly good, but it managed to p

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