Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage Read Online Free - The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansing's scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book -- with over 200,000 copies sold -- has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip. To write their authoritative story, Lansing consulted with ten of the surviving members and gained access to diaries and personal accounts by eight others. The resulting book has all the immediacy of a first-hand account, expanded with maps and illustrations especially for this edition.

Title : Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
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ISBN : 078670621X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 288 pages


Stephen rated it ★★★★★

February 06, 2012

Behold...the gentleman whose exploits crushed the last vestiges of manhood from my fragile psyche*: * Psst....don’t mention this to my wife as she thinks she took care of this years ago. Stranded for over a year in the most inhospitable climate on the face of the Earth, literally one tiny step aw...

karen rated it ★★★★★

May 12, 2011

oh my god i feel like i haven't written a review in ages. goodreads.com, how you holding up without my pearls of wisdom?? i was going to write a DBR of this last night, because that's what shackleton would do, but then i ended up eating candy and doodling instead, and that is why i live a life of m...

David rated it ★★★★★

March 03, 2014

There aren't many true-life tales that live up to the hype. There are always some details that make the story just a little less dramatic than in the made-for-TV movie. Not this time. While listening to this audiobook, the thought that went through my head over and over again was "Holy s***!" The...

Diane rated it ★★★★☆

July 26, 2015

What an incredible story! This was my introduction to Shackleton, and I am left reeling from the experience. I chose Endurance to add symmetry to my list. Earlier this year I read In the Kingdom of Ice, Hampton Sides' excellent book about a doomed expedition to the North Pole, and I thought I sho...

Natalie rated it ★★★★★

February 12, 2018

What an incredible adventure. Endurance tells the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton's attempts to cross the Antarctic overland with his 27 man crew. But, in October 1915 when they were still half a continent away from their intended base, their ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. The entire c...

Heather K (dentist in my spare time) rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 18, 2017

*2.5 stars* Other than the bazillion amounts of bonus points that I got from my history-loving father for reading this one, I found Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage to be a little underwhelming. Honestly, it's a fascinating story and a true testament to the will of man, but it is also ext...

Fred rated it ★★★★★

November 13, 2017

Endurance, Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing, Narrated by Simon Prebble, Blackstone Audio Book This is an incredible account of a December, 1914, British Antarctic expedition of 28 men and their venture to sail to the Weddell Sea. They were to land a shore party near Vahsel Bay, in...

James rated it ★★★★☆

November 25, 2017

‘Endurance’ is Alfred Lansing’s very thorough, workmanlike but effective and affecting – at times moving account of Shackleton’s ‘Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic’. For anyone who is not familiar this story – quite simply, this must be the greatest true story of survival against all the odds and...

Chrissie rated it ★★★★☆

March 02, 2015

This was exciting! I recommend this book to those who want to throw themselves into another world, albeit a world cold, wet, icy and filled with fear, exhaustion and hunger. Ernest Shackleton set out in 1914 to cross the Antarctic from west to east. Yes, WW1 had broken out and he had Churchill’s...

Brandon rated it ★★★★☆

May 18, 2012

Ernest Shackleton and his crew of 27 men have taken away my man card. Seriously. I have never even remotely come into a situation as dire and desperate as the stranded crew of the Endurance. If I did, I’m sure I would curl up in the fetal position and just hope that it all works itself out. That b...

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