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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage - Voyages Promotion (Paperback)Alfred Lansing (author)
Lansing's definitive volume on Shackleton's notorious Trans-Antarctic Expedition brings to vivid life the privations, dangers and unimaginable courage of the greatest real-life survival story of them all.
Adventure, shipwreck, storms and survival on the high seas.
Endurance is the story of one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded. 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 object of the expedition was to cross the Antarctic overland. In October 1915, still half a continent away from their intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in ice.
For five months Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways on one of the most savage regions of the world. This utterly gripping book, based on first-hand accounts of crew members and interviews with survivors, describes how the men survived, how they lived together in camps on the ice for 17 months until they reached land, how they were attacked by sea leopards, the diseases which they developed, and the indefatigability of the men and their lasting civility towards one another in the most adverse conditions conceivable.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 271 g
Dimensions: 197 x 134 x 24 mm
'One of the most remarkable tales of human courage and determination. The story is gripping and the book is a classic of its kind' - Sir Ranulph Fiennes
'A superb and very readable account of the greatest survival story of all time' - Sir Chris Bonington
'One of the most harrowing survival stories of all time' - Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm
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