Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

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Adventure, shipwreck, storms and survival on the high seas.

'Superb ... the greatest survival story of all time' Sir Chris Bonington

'One of the most remarkable tales of human courage and determination. The story is gripping and the book is a classic' Sir Ranulph Fiennes

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 134 x 197 x 24mm | 259g
  • Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • maps
  • 9780753809877
  • 8,916

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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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About Alfred Lansing

Alfred Lansing was a native of Chicago. After serving more than five years in the Navy, he enrolled at North Western University, Illinois and majored in journalism. Until 1949 he edited a weekly newspaper in Illinois. He then joined the United Press and in 1952 became a freelance writer. Endurance was his first book. He died in 1975.

Frank Hurley was an Australian photographer. From 1911-14 he accompanied Douglas Mawson on his Australasian Antarctic Expedition and was one of the party that sledged to the South Pole. On his return he was recruited for Shackleton's trans-Antarctic expedition. He died in Sydney in 1962 at the age of 71.
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