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ENDURANCE: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by  Alfred Lansing - Hardcover - Early Edition - 1959 - from Polar Books and

ENDURANCE: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

by Lansing, Alfred

Condition: Fair Condition/Poor

McGraw-Hill, 1959. Early Edition. Cloth. Fair Condition/Poor. 2nd impression, London: Hodder and Stourton, 1959. 287pages, (I), 20 photographs, map end papers. Blue cloth covers with gilt titling to spine in pictorial price clipped dustjacket. Ernest Shackleton's third Antarctic expedition sailed from London. His ship was the Endurance, but little did her complement know that their own endurance would be tested to the full after the ship was trapped in the ice in the Weddell Sea late in 1915 and had to be abandoned. This was the beginning of a struggle for survival, with 28 men with three small boats striking out by sledge and boat across the hazardous Weddel Sea for Elephant Island. Their journey took from Christmas 1915 to April 1916. From the island Shackleton, with a crew of five others, left on April 24 to sail one of the small boats to South Georgia, which they reached on May 10. This has become one of the epic small boat voyages of all time, but it was to be the end of August before the remaining survivors could be rescued from Elephant Island. A remarkable story of beating all the odds. First printed September 1959, this second impression November 1959. Gift inscription on half title. Dustjacket worn and split. Covers faded, shelfware, contents clean. Second impression of the First Edition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1302. .

Ernest Shackleton defined heroism in 1915 when his ship, the Endurance, was trapped in ice and then destroyed on its way to Antarctica. This tense week-by-week, month-by-month reconstruction charts the incredible journey undertaken by his crew of 27 men through 850 miles of the southern Atlantic's heaviest seas.


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On Dec 27 2005, jdfsea said:
  "Shackleton's story of survival set in the Antarctica of the early 20th century. His expedition was to traverse the South Pole, but after their ship the Endurance was crushed by ice, it became a saga of men trying to stay alive in some of the harshest conditions on the planet, and crossing 600 miles of the most dangerous sea on earth in a twenty-two foot boat. It is the only book that ever made me seasick, and it is a true story."


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