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ENDURANCE: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by  Alfred Lansing - First Edition - 1959 - from Polar Books and Biblio.com

ENDURANCE: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

by Lansing, Alfred

Condition: Good/No Dust Jacket


McGraw-Hill, 1959. First Edition. Cloth. Good/No Dust Jacket. 1st Edition: viii, 282pages, 6 unlisted plate leaves [15 photographs and illustrations] plus 3 photographs in prelims, map end papers. 3/4 dark blue, 1/4 light blue boards with silver titling to spine, no dustjacket. Covers worn on edges and small splits to spine, some staining to edges of end paper maps otherwise contents clean. Description from Book-of-the-Month Club News (Clifton Fadiman): "Endurance" was the name of the ship on which Sir Ernest Shackleton began his ill-fated but strangely triumphant Imperial Trans-Antartic Expedition. Endurance was the single greatest trait of character on which he and his men drew during the whole of their voyage. It WAS incredible. Indeed, even readers old enough to remember newspaper accounts of the expedition will find themselves wondering, to the very last pages, how these men can possibly extricate themselves. As difficulty after difficulty arises - as one hope after another is blasted - the suspense builds up until it is well nigh unbearable. 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: 1366. .

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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