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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice bound Antarctic seas as Time magazine put it defined heroism Alfred Lansing's scrupulously researched and brillia There can be little doubt that Shackleton in his way was an extraordinary leader of men p 11There is no doubt in my mind that I would not be able to endure even one the best day of the unimaginable hardships that the men of the Imperial Trans Antarctic Exposition 1914 17 under the leadership of Sir Ernest Shackleton struggled with for than 400 days They endured and survived some of the most incredible unbelievable conditions ever experienced and Alfred Lansing captures the urgency the deprivation and the desperation with spellbinding storytellingRecommendation Best adventure story ever Should be read by all especially those of high school age In all the world there is no desolation complete than the polar night It is a return to the Ice Age no warmth no life no movement p 46Basic Books Kindle Edition 268 pages

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Ntly narrated book with over 200000 copies sold has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip To write their authoritative story Lansing consulted with ten of the surviv In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton set out on an expedition to make the first land crossing of the barren Antarctic continent from the east to the west coast The expedition failed to accomplish its objective but became recognized instead as an amazing feat of endurance Shackleton and a crew of 27 plus one stowaway first headed to the Weddell Sea on the ship Endurance Their ship was trapped by pack ice short of their destination and eventually crushed Forced to abandon ship the men were trapped on ice floes for months while they drifted north Once they were far enough north that the ice thinned somewhat they were forced to journey in lifeboats they d dragged off the ship After six terrible days they made it to uninhabited Elephant Island from there Shackleton and five other men set off in an open 22 foot boat on an incredible 800 mile voyage across the notoriously tempestuous Drake Passage to South Georgia Island where they hiked across the island s mountain range to reach a whaling camp From there they returned in a ship to rescue the men left behind on Elephant IslandThat these men were able to survive in the harsh barren conditions of Antarctica where temperatures freuently fell below zero is amazing It s nearly unimaginable that these men could survive for almost two years their lives marked by a seemingly endless stretch of misery suffering and boredom not to mention the threat of starvation At every turn their situation seems to go from bad to worse If this were a work of fiction one would be inclined to claim the story was simply too far fetched But Endurance isn t just a tale of misery it is a vivid description of their journey the dangers they faced and the obstacles they overcame Through all of this Shackleton has never lost a manAlfred Lansing s book written in 1958 from interviews and journals of the survivors is now back in print It s a riveting tale of adventure survival and hope It is also a rare historical non fiction book that is as exciting as any novel I ve read a number of stories of survival and would rate this as the best of all I have read This is one of the great adventure stories of our time Don t miss it


11 thoughts on “Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

  1. says:

    This is an amazing account of Shackleton's journey that went into intricate details about the twists and turns every step of the way for this small group of brave explorers It reads like a thrilling fiction novel but the fact that it is non fiction makes it even astounding The description really paints a true picture of the hellacious conditi

  2. says:

    Very cold Always cold This is a very detailed true story about men trying to survive in a very hostile environment in c 1915 Stark and full of detail the reader almost gets to feel the cold hunger and pain the crew experienced while trying to survive Antarctica and return to civilization it's amazing that anyone survived this ordeal let alo

  3. says:

    “There can be little doubt that Shackleton in his way was an extraordinary leader of men” p 11There is no doubt in my mind that I would not be able to endure even one the best day of the unimaginable hardships that the men of the Imperial Trans Antarctic Exposition 1914 17—under the leadership of Sir Ernest Shackleton—struggled with for than 400 days They endured and survived some of the most incredible

  4. says:

    In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton set out on an expedition to make the first land crossing of the barren Antarctic continent fro

  5. says:

    I just finished reading 2 of Grann’s books Lost City of Z & The White Darkness The latter is the story of Henry Worsley the grands

  6. says:

    What a page turner Lansing is a master for the description of those explorers hardships desire to follow Shacketon' orders I kept saying to myself that there are few humans today that are as tough as those men I recommend this book to add to the collection of those books that give us the knowledge of what it takes to conuer a goal

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    This has to be one of the best books I have ever read without doubt It is utterly gripping intricately and expertly written keeping you hooked on every word of every page The story told here is simply remarkable and the attitude of the brave souls in it marvelously retold Lansing simultaneously creates this hero image around Shackleton and as a historian I know this is easy to do when one is being somewhat subjective with selectin

  8. says:

    An incredible adventure The beginning was a little tough for me to read but the deeper I went the I couldn't put the book down I've bought it because one YouTuber made a video about this story but after reading it I have to admit he failed to c

  9. says:

    I'm in the midst of a hugely enjoyable 'read lots of books about polar exploration' marathon and having 'done' Scott moved on to Shackleton I obtained this book via one of 's second hand sellers and was so pleased with the price and condition

  10. says:

    One of the most gripping fact or fiction books ever written; one of the most ridiculous tales of adventure on the printed page Lansing's style doesn't go in for wild hyperbole as he doesn't need to the meticulous research multiple sources of information and the simple facts of the story of the crew of the endu

  11. says:

    I bought this book after it appeared on a few lists of books you must read several different people had independently put this book on their listsAfter reading it you can see why It’s a great read very exciting and dram

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