Endurance : Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

Endurance : Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

Book - 1959
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Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, 1959
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 919.89/LAN


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ArapahoeJill Oct 03, 2018

"Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success." This was the 1915 newspaper advertisement that Sir Ernest Shackleton reportedly placed in a newspaper in search of a crew of men willing to cross the then last uncharted continent of Antarctica. If you are looking for an inspiring story, read this gripping account of what happened when the ship Endurance was caught in the ice, leaving Shackleton and a skeleton crew no choice but to set out on the vast South Atlantic sea on a harrowing rescue mission. A remarkable tale of courage, perseverance, and heroism that I couldn't put down.

Jul 27, 2018

As the book’s subtitle says, what happened to Shackleton’s crew on their way to the South Pole is incredible. Trust me, you won’t be able to read this in more than 3 or 4 sittings.

DCLadults Apr 05, 2018

This book grew on me until, with an intense rush of relief, it brought me to tears. With bravery, integrity, and fortitude beyond measure, this is more than just a survival story. Instead it reflects a unfathomable feat, only possible because of this crew’s immense ability to preserve and respect a brotherhood, a community, and a fellowship.

SPPL_János Mar 21, 2018

Their ship caught and crushed by pack ice, a 1914 Antarctic expedition is left stranded at the bottom of the world. Against incredible odds, leader Sir Ernest Shackleton leads every one of this men to safety, first over the ice, then around it in their tiny rowboats. Despite its age (originally published in 1959) this is still the most thrilling account of the best survival story in history.

Jan 20, 2017

Fantastic, true story of human endurance. Not for young children.

Oct 11, 2015

An absolute classic that everyone should read. These men proved that what thee human spirit can accomplish is truly amazing.

(Side note: you might want to read this in the middle of a long, hot summer, when you'll appreciate the cold more.)

Jul 07, 2014

This was a riveting survival story, similar to Unbroken in its intensity. Highly recommended!

Feb 28, 2013

Amazing. My whole family enjoyed this book. Watched film after reading book. Inspirational.

Jan 31, 2013

Loved it!

LadyR Dec 03, 2011

Hard to put down.

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