Endurance

Endurance

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by Frank Arthur Worsley
     
 

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The legendary tale of Ernest Shackleton's grueling Antarctic expedition, recounted in riveting first-person detail by the captain of HMS Endurance.

You seriously mean to tell me that the ship is doomed?" asked Frank Worsley, commander of the Endurance, stuck impassably in Antarctic ice packs. "What the ice gets," replied Sir Ernest Shackleton, the

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The legendary tale of Ernest Shackleton's grueling Antarctic expedition, recounted in riveting first-person detail by the captain of HMS Endurance.

You seriously mean to tell me that the ship is doomed?" asked Frank Worsley, commander of the Endurance, stuck impassably in Antarctic ice packs. "What the ice gets," replied Sir Ernest Shackleton, the expedition's unflappable leader, "the ice keeps." It did not, however, get the ship's twenty-five crew members, all of whom survived an eight-hundred-mile voyage across sea, land, and ice to South Georgia, the nearest inhabited island. First published in 1931, Endurance tells the full story of that doomed 1914-16 expedition and incredible rescue, as well as relating Worsley's further adventures fighting U-boats in the Great War, sailing the equally treacherous waters of the Arctic, and making one final (and successful) assault on the South Pole with Shackleton. It is a tale of unrelenting high adventure and a tribute to one of the most inspiring and courageous leaders of men in the history of exploration.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393343342
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/24/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
159,313
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

A native New Zealander, Frank A. Worsley served as a reserve officer in the Royal Navy before becoming captain of the Endurance. He commanded two ships in World War I, for which he was decorated, sailed with Shackleton again in 1921, and in 1925 was the joint leader of the British Arctic Exploration. Worsley died in 1943.

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Endurance 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read for all survivalists and true adventure fans Top notch writing style I felt like I was there
TX-LA-MS-CG_Family More than 1 year ago
One of the most amazing survival stories every told, as well as one of the greatest examples of the power of good leadership.  Any sailor or military person would love this.  One of my favorite books!  I've given many copies as presents.  
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The most amazing thing I have ever read. I absolutley loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent.