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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage: An Illustrated Account of Shackleton's Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic By Alfred Lansing

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage: An Illustrated Account of Shackleton's Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic
by Alfred Lansing

An incredible narrative of one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded.
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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage: An Illustrated Account of Shackleton's Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic Summary


In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 men set sail for the South Atlantic on board a ship called the Endurance. The object of the expedition was to cross the Antarctic overland. In October 1915, still half a continent away from their intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in ice. For five months Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways on one of the most savage regions of the world. This utterly gripping book, based on firsthand accounts of crew members and interviews with survivors, describes how the men survived, how they lived together in camps on the ice for 17 months until they reached land, how they were attacked by sea leopards, had to kill their beloved dogs whom they could no longer feed, the diseases which they developed (an operation to amputate the foot of one member of the crew was carried out on the ice), and the extraordinary indefatigability of the men and their lasting civility towards one another in the most adverse conditions conceivable. This is a harrowing adventure and an extremely compelling book - destined to be a bestseller.

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GOR001796678
Title
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage: An Illustrated Account of Shackleton's Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic
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Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Orion Publishing Co
Year published
Number of pages
288
ISBN 10
1842121375
ISBN 13
9781842121375
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