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in the summer of 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton set off aboard the endurance certain for the South Atlantic. The function of his expmodel used to be once to move the Antarctic overland, however more than a three hundred and sixty five days later, and nonetheless part a continent transparent of the supposed base, the endurance used to be once trapped in ice and ultimately used to be once crushed. For five months Shackleton and his workforce survived on drifting ice packs in some of the savage areas of the world prior to they have got been in the end ready to set sail all over again in one of the vital shipcff0478#39;s lifestylesboats. Alfred Lansingcff0478#39;s endurance: Shackletoncff0478#39;s unbelievable Voyage is a white-knuckle account of this wonderful odyssey.

during the diaries of personnel people and interviews with survivors, Lansing reconstructs the months of terror and issue the endurance workforce suffered. In October of 191five, there "had been no helicopters, no Weasels, no Sno-Cats, no cross well withready planes. therefore their plight used to be once naked and terrifying in its simplicity. within the adventure that they have got been to get out--they had to get themselves out." How Shackleton didentity definitely get them out without the loss of a single lifestyles is on the heart of Lansingcff0478#39;s excellent precise-lifestyles adventure story.

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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing


The surprising saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackletoncff0478#39;s survival for over a three hundred and sixty five days on the ice-certain Antarctic seas, as Time mag situated it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansingcff0478#39;s scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated e guide -- with over two hundred,000 copies introduced -- has lengthy been mentioned since the definitive account of the endurancecff0478#39;s fateful shuttle. to write their authoritative story, Lansing consulted with ten of the surviving people and gained get right of entry to to diaries and private expenses by the use of 8 others. The resulting e guide has all of the immediacy of a number one-hand account, progressed with maps and illustrations especially for this model.
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author: Alfred Lansingauthor: elementary guidesBinding: PaperbackLanguage: EnglishPages: 288

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