Author: Alfred Lansing
This fabulous account of Sir Ernest Shackleton's epic adventure recreates one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded.
In August 1914, the Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. The object of the expedition: to cross the Antarctic overland. In October 1915, still half a continent away from their intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months Shackleton and his men, dirfting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.
Alfred Lansing's vivid narrative describes how the men survived - after a 1000 mile voyage in an open boat across the stormiest ocean on the globe and an overland trek through forbidding glaciers and mountains.
The book recounts a harrowing adventure, but ultimately it is the nobility of these men and their indefatigable will to fight back and survive that shines through.
"Without a doubt, a classic, rousing tale of the heroic age of exploration" - Saturday Review
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