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Days before the outbreak of World War One renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail to attempt the first crossing on foot of the Antarctic continent. More than eighty miles from their destination, however, their ship Endurance was trapped and then crushed by ice. The crew were left stranded on ice blocks, set adrift as castaways for the next five months in the most savage of climates and terrain. After five months in open boats on freezing seas, tackling overland treks across savage glaciers the crew made it to safety, astonishingly without one single life lost. First published in 1959, and a bestseller ever since, Alfred Lansing's Endurance is not only the best of the many books about Shackleton's famous 1915 expedition, it is also one of the best - and most popular - adventure books ever written. Lansing consulted with ten of the surviving members and gained access to diaries and personal accounts by eight others to produce this remarkable account of a daily struggle just to stay alive. This is a tale of human courage, inspirational leadership and one of the most riveting stories ever told.

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In December 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven men set sail from South Georgia for the South Pole aboard the Endurance, the object of their expedition to cross Antarctica overland. A month later the ship was beset in the ice of the Weddell Sea, just outside the Antarctic Circle. Temperatures dropped to 35 degrees Celsius below zero. Ice-moored, the Endurance drifted northwest for ten months before it was finally crushed. The ordeal, however, had barely begun. Now illustrated with expedition photographer Frank Hurley's breathtaking images of the crew, the wildlife, the stark beauty of the land and terrors of the sea at every stage of this grueling adventure, Alfred Lansing's already compelling narrative assumes even more staggering dramatic power in its depiction of the heroic endurance of Shackleton and his twenty-seven indefatigably courageous men.

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In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 set sail for Antarctica, aiming to cross the continent overland. The ship became trapped, then crushed, by ice and, for five months, Shackleton and his men survived in one of the most savage regions on Earth. This is their story.

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Reconstruction of the final voyage of Endurance, taken from Ernest Shackleton and his companions' diaries and also interviews with the survivors following their incredible trip to the Antarctic. Film rights have already been sold and Liam Neeson is predicted to star. Also serial rights have been sold to the "Daily Mail". "A superb and very readable account of the greatest survival story of all time" Sir Chris Bonington. An audio will also be published to coincide.

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Ernest Shackleton defined heroism in 1915 when his ship, the Endurance, was trapped in ice and then destroyed on its way to Antarctica. This tense week-by-week, month-by-month reconstruction charts the incredible journey undertaken by his crew of 27 men through 850 miles of the southern Atlantic's heaviest seas.

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bananabell, November 10, 2007 (view all comments by bananabell)
I had to read this book for school, i thought it had a good overall theme or the human spirit and it was a very good book.
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9780753809877
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The true story of Shackleston's incredible voyage to the Antarctic
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Lansing, Alfred
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Product details 284 pages BOOKENDS (UK) - English 9780753809877 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 set sail for Antarctica, aiming to cross the continent overland. The ship became trapped, then crushed, by ice and, for five months, Shackleton and his men survived in one of the most savage regions on Earth. This is their story.
"Synopsis" by , Reconstruction of the final voyage of Endurance, taken from Ernest Shackleton and his companions' diaries and also interviews with the survivors following their incredible trip to the Antarctic. Film rights have already been sold and Liam Neeson is predicted to star. Also serial rights have been sold to the "Daily Mail". "A superb and very readable account of the greatest survival story of all time" Sir Chris Bonington. An audio will also be published to coincide.
"Synopsis" by , Ernest Shackleton defined heroism in 1915 when his ship, the Endurance, was trapped in ice and then destroyed on its way to Antarctica. This tense week-by-week, month-by-month reconstruction charts the incredible journey undertaken by his crew of 27 men through 850 miles of the southern Atlantic's heaviest seas.
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