Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

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by Alfred Lansing, Tim Pigott-Smith
     
 

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In 1914, an expedition headed by Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to be the first to cross the continent of Antarctica. Shipwrecked and marooned for months on end, their ill-fated voyage became a triumphant story of indomitable courage and faith in the face of astounding obstacles.

A bestseller since it was first published in 1959, Alfred Lansing's Endurance

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In 1914, an expedition headed by Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to be the first to cross the continent of Antarctica. Shipwrecked and marooned for months on end, their ill-fated voyage became a triumphant story of indomitable courage and faith in the face of astounding obstacles.

A bestseller since it was first published in 1959, Alfred Lansing's Endurance now features a foreword and afterword from Dr. James Dobson--inspiring every reader to persevere no matter how impossible the challenge.

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Chicago Tribune
One of the most gripping, suspenseful, intense stories anyone will ever read.
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Chicago Tribune
“One of the most gripping, suspenseful, intense stories anyone will ever read.”

The New York Times
“Riveting.”

Christian Science Monitor
“Without a doubt this painstakingly written authentic adventure story will rank as one of the classic tales of the heroic age of exploration.”

Wall Street Journal
“Grit in the face of seemingly insurmountable adversity.”

Mary Roach, New York Times Book Review
“[An] incomparable telling of Shackleton’s travails.”

Library Journal
Rideout’s novel is likely to stir a desire to read adventures. While Shackleton’s voyage to cross the Antarctic overland is not the same kind of adventure as climbing Everest, both men shared the same ambition to physically overcome the impossible. Despite facing certain death, Shackleton was unwilling to accept this fate and set off on an epic quest to save his men—enduring harrowing obstacles on his long trek to find help. Lansing’s account of the ordeal is astounding. Rich in detail, exhausting and thrilling in description, this book brings the ice, cold, and danger of Shackleton’s adventure to pulse-pounding life. Readers looking for additional adventures can be pointed to such works as Joe Simpson’s Touching the Void, Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air, and to collections such as The Armchair Mountaineer edited by David Reuther and John Thorn (see Robert Graves’s “Climbing with Mallory” in particular).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572702905
Publisher:
Audio Partners Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Edition description:
Abridged
Product dimensions:
5.45(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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