In 1914, Ernest Shackleton left for the Antarctic. While World War I occupied Europe, the Endurance was destroyed by ice and the men aboard were left far from help in a barren land where the darkness got longer every day. Although written in the 1950s, Alfred Lansing's account of this incredible survival story is just as fresh and riveting as anything by Jon Krakauer, Timothy Egan, or Erik Larson. Recommended By Eva F., Powells.com
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In 1914, an expedition headed by Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to be the first to cross the continent of Antarctica. Shipwrecked and marooned for months on end, their ill-fated voyage became a triumphant story of indomitable courage and faith in the face of astounding obstacles.
A bestseller since it was first published in 1959, Alfred Lansing's "Endurance" now features a foreword and afterword from Dr. James Dobson--inspiring every reader to persevere no matter how impossible the challenge.
Shipwrecked and marooned for months, an ill-fated voyage becomes a triumphant story of indomitable courage and faith in the face of astounding obstacles.