Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

Paperback

$11.07 $14.99 Save 26% Current price is $11.07, Original price is $14.99. You Save 26%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Get it by Wednesday, January 24 ,  Order by 12:00 PM Eastern and choose Expedited Delivery during checkout.
    Same Day delivery in Manhattan. 
    Details

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Endurance 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 69 reviews.
C-HAWK More than 1 year ago
ENDURACE BOOK REVIEW BY CASEY HAWKINSON The Endurance by Alfred Lansing is a book about an unbelievable journey in which a group of men attempt to cross the continent of Antarctica in 1915. The group of 27 men, led by Earnest Shackleton embarks on a journey starting in England and set sail to begin the task of crossing Antarctica. Once they begin this they have to endure the dramatic problems that take place, until all of the sudden a major shift in wind direction and currents take place and icebergs crushed the boat carrying all 28 men. After making it off of the boat alive the amazing journey truly begins, when captain Earnest Shackleton feels it is his duty to make the almost impossible mission to safety keeping his men alive. Almost 700 miles from any form of civilization with limited supplies the men fight for almost 2 years over the most inhospitable terrain on earth trying to make it out. Without cooperation and a whole lot of luck this would have been impossible to do, but apparently the men of that party were some of the most incredible men that have ever lived. Overall, it is one of the best books I have personally ever read that kept me wondering what the next setback or accomplishment will be. Throughout the book, impossible tasks are given continuously to the men of the Endurance who somehow manage to overcome each and every one of these tasks. Teamwork is a major theme used throughout the book that is used and makes it possible for the whole party to survive. This combined with an immense amount of will power created an unthinkable success for the party. It is truly an incredible novel about a real event. Guaranteed to blow your mind with unbelievable accuracy of the two years, outstanding courageous men, and the truly unimaginable events that took place. This book will take you across the darkest most gruesome places in the world and will leave you wondering how did all 28 men survive. The story of these men going across Antarctica is perhaps one of the most amazing stories I personally have ever heard, and this is a must read novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the first page, it's almost hard to believe that this book is non-fiction. The true story of how these men survived against all odds is a gripping tale.
A_Sloan More than 1 year ago
Within the genre of real life adventure books, Endurance is definitely a stand out. I am lucky to have a brother who regularly reads about explorers and wilderness adventures and recommends to me only the best of the best. Other must-reads in the genre are The Long Walk (though that turns out to be most likely fiction so I no longer recommend it), Into the Wild, and Arctic Adventure: My Life in the Frozen North. Endurance tells the true story of Ernest Shakleton and his crew's ill-fated and legendary expedition to Antarctica. It was likely one of history's best outcomes for what was essentially a disaster. At the time of launching, Shakleton's expedition was history's most extensively planned exploratory trip to Antarctic, complete with a photographer, scientists, carpenters and engineers (a crew of 27 in total). Shakleton's goal was to transverse and study Antarctic. When they set off in 1914, this expedition was the pride of the United Kingdom. Shakleton was the toast of the town for his bravery and expertise. For his bravery he is still toasted, but his polar expertise proved to be lacking. The ship he guided was no match for the South Pole's crushing cold and ice. Soon after arriving, the Endurance was stuck in ice, absolutely unable to move. The crew salvaged what it could and was forced to make do with dwindling supplies and provisions, eventually eating some of their beloved dogs. I won't dampen your reading pleasure by giving away too much of the unfolding events, but through a combination of amazing resourcefulness, outstanding leadership, and ultimately incredible luck on the part of Shakleton, the whole crew survived without a single life lost. Naturally, there was an abundance of suffering along the way, but also an impressive amount of team spirit and toughness. The book is inspirational and a quiet page turner. Please note, the "quiet page turner" part. Endurance is definitely an engrossing read, and once you get into it, you won't want to put it down. I found the book starts a bit on the slow side, at least for all its fanfare, but don't give up if you aren't immediately bowled over. You'll be justly rewarded if you stick with it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reads like adventure fiction instead of an historical account. Wonderfully written and plenty of action. Although the tale is factually drawn from diaries and interviews, the conditions of their journey back to civilization from the South Pole were so oppressive and dangerous I can't help but wonder if there were any incidents swept under the rug and now left to history.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to read this book for school and l was not looking forward to the prospect of reading this book. I thought it would be boring and it is not that all of the books l read for school are boring, it is just that this genre of books is not my type. Boy was l wrong. In this book is a world of ice and cold with a life and death struggle against the elements of the Antarctic. At some parts l was eager to read on, but at other parts l was able to stop. This is overall a really good book that l would recommend to others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Forget contemporary exaltations about leadership, Lansing's book provides insight into how true leadership functions.
hckyply66 More than 1 year ago
Endurance, written by Alfred Lansing, is an inspiring story that encourages men and women to try the impossible. The story is of twenty eight men who survived in Antarctica with little to no supplies for months. The tale cannot help but motivate its readers to try things they never thought they could do before. It is truly a heart-warming story that is great for all categories of readers. When I first picked up Endurance, I had no expectations. I wasn't very interested in the subject; I was just looking for the book to not be completely horrible. But when I hit page one and it jumped right into the action, I was hooked. I think that Endurance is geared toward readers a little older than me, but that still did not stop me from loving the book. People my age would enjoy this book if they like action and an epic story of problem solving. Parts of the book were slow, but most of it was fast paced and exciting. I would definitely recommend this book to all types of readers, if not only to expand their horizons. Endurance can also be a slightly challenging read at times. It often sights quotes from the crew's many diaries. The language that they use in these quotes is different, but not anything that disrupts the flow of the novel. One must keep in mind when reading from the diaries of the crew men that the expedition took place in 1914. One of the parts that I found the most interesting was when they were forced to move into the rowboats after the Endurance was crushed between slabs of ice. When they first got into the water, they had much difficulty moving because they kept on hitting ice and they weren't used to rowing yet. But eventually, as a reader sees time and again throughout the novel, they overcome their struggle. It amazed me that even with all the hardships that they had to face, they pulled through and every member of the crew survived. That is a feat worth reading about. I recommend this book to any and all readers interested in one of the greatest exploration tales of the twentieth century. Also, to readers who want another exhilarating read like Endurance, I recommend the book Between a Rock and a Hard Place, by Aron Ralston.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The endurance of the crew of the Endurance is hard to believe. My heart was pounding as I read several of the almost unbelievable examples of human determination to survive. Well written, relying heavily on surviving journals, the author managed to keep me on the edge of my seat, so to speak. Occasionally I had to stop reading for a while, so intense was my response. Not only do I admire those men, I admire the author for the compelling way he wrote of this expedition.
yarnspinner More than 1 year ago
Hands down....the greatest TRUE life survival story EVER. Don't believe me? Read it and find out for yourself. If you go to the grave without reading this book than yours truly wasn't a life well lived. These men should have died. It should have been impossible for them to survive this. I've read the book 4 times now and I am astonished every time I read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book i have read in a long while, and i mean a long while.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Riviting story. Hardships beyond belief. It's hard to imagine in this day of helicopters, worldwide communications, that those men could ENDURE such hardships and ALL survive. I often wonder if any of us in this enlightened age could survive as these men did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended for adventurers and book enthusiasts of all aged! A classic!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Superb book!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hubby actually read the whole book. This is unusual as he is not an avid reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A remarkable story, truly enlightening about Shackletons great adventure. This astonishing story is about how Shackleton and his crew sailed to Antartica, but after 10 months of being surrounded by the ice, the Endurance was crushed. Shackleton and his crew had to make the 850 mile sail to the closest outpost. I liked how Endurance was full of suspenseful adventures and that Alfred Lansing uses the diaries from the sailors to describe events.One thing I didn't like was how redundant it was, it got a big boring how day after day it was cold, all white, and they saw a few penguins. Some of the major themes was hope and having the strength to keep moving forward. Some one should read this if they want gain respect for these sailors. Into Thin Air is a lot like this book and if you liked that book then yo will like this one too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a journey. What a disaster. What a group of men. What a book. Excellent. Don't miss this one. Sw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago