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The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition by  Caroline Alexander - Hardcover - Fifth Printing - 1999 - from Booked Experiences and

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The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition

by Alexander, Caroline

Condition: Fine/Fine

U.S.A.: Knopf, 1999. pp.211 b/w photos. A riveting account of Shackleton's expedition. clean tight copy. Fifth Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

In August 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail aboard the Endurance bound for the South Atlantic - their goal to be the first explorers ever to cross Antarctica. Weaving a treacherous path through the icy Weddell Sea, they came within eighty miles of their destination when the ship became trapped in the ice pack. For the next ten months they waited for the ice to break, but it never did, instead crushing the Endurance in its flows, leaving the crew stranded. With remarkable unpublished photographs of Frank Hurley.


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On Nov 30 2018, said:
  " This story is truly an epic tale of survival. Living on an ice floe, stranded on an island, an open boat voyage of 800 miles in freezing cold waters and a cross mountain walk of 36 hours to rescue. Sir Ernest Shackleton saved 22 men from death by skill as a great leader and his strength. His crew of hand picked men were also of great skills and brotherhood. They all survived to continue their lives and remember the greatest adventure of all. A story not to be missed."


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