Endurance Pdf


Number of page: 416
Author: Alfred Lansing
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
ISBN: 9780465058792
Category: Biography & Autobiography

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 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 miraculous journey through more than 850 miles of the South Atlantic’s heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization. In Endurance, the definitive account of Shackleton’s fateful trip, Alfred Lansing brilliantly narrates the harrowing voyage that has defined heroism for the last century.

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About The Author

Lansing was a veteran journalist, who wrote for Collier's among other magazines.

  • Michael PennMichael Penn
    Endurance 100th Anniversary
  • Joanie GunhildJoanie Gunhild
    Wow!!! Not something I would ordinarily choose but this book is so well written, and the story so compelling, that I could not put it down. WOW! What a story I really had no idea!
  • Bernard ZirklBernard Zirkl
    My most read book It has turned friends into temporary grumpies, non readers into 24 hour reading fanatics. You can feel the saltwater freezing on your face. You don’t read about an amazing rescue, you are right there
  • Juan MarrufoJuan Marrufo
    Endurance Absolutely fantastic
  • Jeff FilicettiJeff Filicetti
    Incredible from start to finish
  • Chip BealChip Beal
    Surprise! The best adventure I’ve ever read and it’s non-fiction.
  • Richard PeritasRichard Peritas
    Awe inspiring
  • Thomas ArendThomas Arend
    Gripping Intense read. Short, not to wordy yet descriptive enough to get you very involved
  • Tom ODonnellTom ODonnell
    Endurance One of the greatest stories of survival ever told!
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