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Endurance Alfred Lansing

Endurance By Alfred Lansing

Endurance by Alfred Lansing

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One of the great adventure stories of our time.-New York Times Book Review

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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (Anniversary Edition) by Alfred Lansing

In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance and set sail for Antarctica, where he planned to cross the last uncharted continent on foot. In January 1915, after battling its way 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. Thus began the legendary ordeal of Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men. For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted northwest before it was finally crushed between two ice floes. With no options left, Shackleton and a skeleton crew attempted a near-impossible journey over 850 miles of the South Atlantic's heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization. Their survival, and the survival of the men they left behind, depended on their small lifeboat successfully finding the island of South Georgia,a tiny dot of land in a vast and hostile ocean. In 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.

Endurance Reviews

Chicago Tribune One of the most gripping, suspenseful, intense stories anyone will ever read. The New York Times Riveting. Christian Science Monitor Without a doubt this painstakingly written authentic adventure story will rank as one of the classic tales of the heroic age of exploration. Wall Street Journal Grit in the face of seemingly insurmountable adversity. Mary Roach, New York Times Book Review [An] incomparable telling of Shackleton's travails.

About Alfred Lansing

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.

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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (Anniversary Edition) by Alfred Lansing
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