Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage - Alfred Lansing

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage

By Alfred Lansing

  • Release Date: 2007-11-01
  • Genre: History
  • © 2007 by Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Summary : Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage

This is a new reading of the thrilling account of one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded.

In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

Lansing describes how the men survived a 1,000-mile voyage in an open boat across the stormiest ocean in the world and an overland trek through forbidding glaciers and mountains. The book recounts a harrowing adventure, but ultimately it is the nobility of these men and their indefatigable will that shines through.

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