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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Author: Alfred Lansing
'A thrilling reading experience! One of the greatest adventure stories of our times' - New York Times Book Review. In 1914 Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 men, sailed for the South Atlantic on the 'Endurance' with the object of crossing the Antarctic over land. In October 1915, still half a continent away from their intended base, the ship ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780786706211
ISBN-10: 078670621X
Publication Date: 3/1/1999
Pages: 282
Rating:
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4.3 stars, based on 81 ratings
Publisher: Carroll Graf Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 1
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reviewed Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage on + 30 more book reviews
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One of the best books I have ever read. Superb writing and the fact that it was true.....wow.
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An incredible book! You've heard, "You can't put it down," but this one you literally can't put down!!!!
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Helpful Score: 2
An exciting tale of Ernest Shackleton voyage to Anatarcia beginning in 1914. Quick easy read.
Founder-PBS avatar reviewed Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage on + 25 more book reviews
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This is a wonderful book about courage, hardship, destiny and defying the odds. An incredible adventure that will keep you turning page after page. And the best part? It is a true story. This book is one of my all time favorites. Read it and enjoy.
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By far the pinnacle of books relating to Shackletons epic journey. This book made my husband and I BAWL at the end. Terrific true history. Get it!!!
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daisypusher avatar reviewed Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage on + 5 more book reviews
I read this book years ago & fascinated by it. The tale is engrossing. I love this type of real historical inspiring adventure.
reviewed Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage on + 74 more book reviews
A true adventure that reads like a fictional tale. Amazing story.
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It seems like a miracle that Shackleton's entire party survived their ordeal against such daunting odds and extreme weather - frigid temperatures, gale force winds, rain, sea water, and ice. The story of their experiences is inspiring from start to finish.

While I remember much about the expedition from history I decided to read this condensed version for a firsthand view of the voyage. Stranded on the ice and watching their ship, Endurance, crushed by the ice pack must have been disheartening. However, Shackleton seems to be a good leader.

The group launches three boats hoping to reach land and safety. The trip is filled with gales, rain, snow and ice that needs to be chipped from the boats time and again. The chances of reaching a small island in the vast ocean is daunting but they have to try. It's the only way to survive.

Imagine living on ice for a third of a year. Somehow when the food becomes short something happens to give them a bit more. In in the boats they are trying to reach land over deadly waters with a cross current. No longer can they camp on ice especially after they almost lose two members of the party when the ice floes split. The boats are in open water using makeshift sails and oars . The groups launches boats hoping to reach land and safety. The trip is filled with gale force winds, rain, snow and ice that needs to be chipped from the boats time and time again. The chances of reaching a small island in the vast ocean is daunting but they have to try. It's the only way to survive. The final trek over St. George's unknown rugged interior to the whaling station by three members of the party is another unbelievable effort.

The group launches three boats hoping to reach land and safety. The trip is filled with gales, rain, snow and ice that needs to be chipped from the boats time and again. The chances of reaching a small island in the vast ocean is daunting but they have to try. It's the only way to survive.

Imagine living on ice for a third of a year. Somehow when the food becomes short something happens to give them a bit more. In in the boats they are trying to reach land over deadly waters with a cross current. No longer can they camp on ice especially after they almost lose two members of the party when the ice floes split. The boats are in open water using makeshift sails and oars . The groups launches boats hoping to reach land and safety. The trip is filled with gale force winds, rain, snow and ice that needs to be chipped from the boats time and time again. The chances of reaching a small island in the vast ocean is daunting but they have to try. It's the only way to survive. The final trek over St. George's unknown rugged interior to the whaling station by three members of the party is another unbelievable effort.
reviewed Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage on + 107 more book reviews
Amazing story, Must read, even for those who are not too adventurous.
trekie70 avatar reviewed Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage on + 291 more book reviews
Good book but a little hard to get thru(likely just the writing style). Author brings to life the events of Ernest Shackleton's quest to cross Antarctica on foot and the ordeal he and the crew went thru when they unexpectedly get trapped in the ice.
thehurl7 avatar reviewed Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage on + 7 more book reviews
This is one of the most amazing survival stories in human history, and Alfred Lansing does an incredible job of putting you into the minds of these men as they survive the impossible. I never read books more than once, but I make an exception for this book. I have read it several times and it never ceases to amaze.

I cannot recommend this highly enough. A must read for any fan of literature about adventure or sailing. Also a great read for anyone that just likes a great story. It's a bonus that is actually true!


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