"Endurance"

"Endurance" : The True Story of Shackleton's Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic

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'One of the greatest adventure stories of our times.' New York Times Book Review. 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 firsthand 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, had to kill their beloved dogs whom they could no longer feed, the diseases which they developed (an operation to amputate the foot of one member of the crew was carried out on the ice), and the extraordinary indefatigability of the men and their lasting civility towards one another in the most adverse conditions conceivable.show more

Product details

  • Audio cassette
  • 107 x 138 x 33mm | 260g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0752832425
  • 9780752832425

About Alfred Lansing

Alfred Lansing is no longer alive. Tim Pigott-Smith is perhaps best known for his role in The Jewel in the Crown, but he is an actor of wide range and experience on film, television and the stage. TV work includes North and South and Innocents. Films include The Remains of the Day, Bloody Sunday and Gangs of New York.show more

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