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Endurance

Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

By Alfred Lansing

Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way for six weeks through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day’s sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted northwest before it was finally crushed. But for Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men, the ordeal had barely begun. It would end only after a miraculous journey through more than 850 miles of the South Atlantic’s heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization.

In Endurance, the definitive account of Shackleton’s fateful trip, Alfred Lansing brilliantly narrates the harrowing voyage that has defined heroism for the last century.

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2014

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Format: Book
Author: Lansing, Alfred
Summary: "Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way for six weeks through a thousand miles of pack ice and now only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted northwest before it was finally crushed. But for Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men the ordeal had barely begun. It would end only after a near-miraculous journey by Shackleton and a skeleton crew through over 850 miles of the South Atlantic's heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization. This astonishing tale of survival by Shackleton and all twenty-seven of his men for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansing's brilliantly narrated book has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Endurance : Shackleton's incredible voyage / Alfred Lansing ; introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick.
Publisher Date: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2014.
Subject: Shackleton, Ernest Henry, Sir, 1874-1922 -- Travel -- Antarctica. Endurance (Ship) Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1917) Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration -- British.
Isbn: 9780465058785 (hardback) 0465058787 (hardback)
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Format: Book
Author: Lansing, Alfred, author.
Summary: "Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way for six weeks through a thousand miles of pack ice and now only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted northwest before it was finally crushed. But for Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men the ordeal had barely begun. It would end only after a near-miraculous journey by Shackleton and a skeleton crew through over 850 miles of the South Atlantic's heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization. This astonishing tale of survival by Shackleton and all twenty-seven of his men for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansing's brilliantly narrated book has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Endurance : Shackleton's incredible voyage / Alfred Lansing ; introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick.
Publisher, Date: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2014.
Description: xxi, 357 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Subjects: Shackleton, Ernest Henry, Sir, 1874-1922 -- Travel -- Antarctica.
Subjects: Endurance (Ship)
Subjects: Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1917)
Subjects: Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration -- British.
Notes: "First published by Carroll & Graf in 1986. Published by arrangement with Mrs Alfred Lansing"-- Title page verso.
LCCN: 2014005005
ISBN: 9780465058785 (hardback)
ISBN: 0465058787 (hardback)
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Call Number: 919.89 Lan