Shackleton's attempted transversal of the South Pole is without doubt the greatest feat of polar expedition, even though he never touched the Antarctic shore. Lansing's account comes from the golden age of travel writing, the late s. The combination is irresistible. I very much enjoy non-fiction books whose focus is on exploration. One of the most fascinating topics within this genre involves polar exploration. It never ceases to amaze me that there were actually
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See details. Overview 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. 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.
Product Details About the Author. About the Author Alfred Lansing was a native of Chicago. After serving more than five years in the Navy, he enrolled at Northwestern University, where he studied journalism.
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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage , is a book written by Alfred Lansing , about the failure of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition led by Sir Ernest Shackleton , in its attempt to cross the Antarctic continent in The book details the almost two-year struggle for survival endured by the twenty-eight man crew of the ship Endurance. The ship was beset and eventually crushed by ice floes in the Weddell Sea , leaving the men stranded on the pack ice. All in all, the crew drifted on the ice for just over a year. They were able to launch their boats and somehow managed to land them safely on Elephant Island. Shackleton then led a crew of five aboard the James Caird through the Drake Passage , and miraculously reached South Georgia Island nautical miles away.
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