Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (Hardcover)

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By Alfred Lansing, Nathaniel Philbrick (Introduction by)
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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.

About the Author


Alfred Lansing (1921-1975) was a native of Chicago. After serving more than five years in the Navy, he enrolled at Northwestern University, where he studied journalism. Until 1949 he edited a weekly newspaper in Illinois, later joined the United Press, and eventually became a freelance writer. "Endurance," his first book, was published in 1959.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780465058785
ISBN-10: 0465058787
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
Publication Date: April 29th, 2014
Pages: 357
Language: English