Endurance



This Is A New Reading Of The Thrilling Account Of One Of The Most Astonishing Feats Of Exploration And Human Courage Ever Recorded.In August Of 1914, The British Ship Endurance Set Sail For The South Atlantic In October 1915, Still Half A Continent Away From Its Intended Base, The Ship Was Trapped, Then Crushed In The Ice For Five Months, Sir Ernest Shackleton And His Men, Drifting On Ice Packs, Were Castaways In One Of The Most Savage Regions Of The World.Lansing Describes How The Men Survived A 1,000 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 That Shines Through.Endurance

An American journalist who wrote for Collier s, among other magazines and was later an editor for Time, Inc Books.Alfred Lansing served in the US Navy from 1940 46 He received the Purple Heart for his wartime service Later he attended North Park College, 1946 48, Northwestern University, 1948 50 Lansing became a member of the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England in 1957.

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  • Hardcover
  • 282 pages
  • Endurance
  • Alfred Lansing
  • English
  • 10 October 2018
  • 078670621X

10 thoughts on “Endurance

  1. says:

    Beholdthe gentleman whose exploits crushed the last vestiges of manhood from my fragile psyche Psst.don t mention this to my wife as she thinks she took care of this years ago. Stranded for over a year in the most inhospitable climate on the face of the Earth, literally one tiny step away from complete disaster due to starvation, extreme weather or the ice flows on which they lived deciding to crack and deposit into the freezing depths below Holy persevering manliness Batman, I was w Beholdthe gentleman whose exploits crushed the last vestiges of manhood from my fragile psyche Psst.don t mention this to my wife as she thinks she took care of this years ago. Stranded for over a year in the most inhospitable climate on the face of the Earth, literally one tiny step away from complete disaster due to starvation, extreme weather or the ice flows on which they lived deciding to crack and deposit into the freezing depths below Holy persevering manliness Batman, I was wincing, shuddering and cringing just reading about this ordeal from the creaturey comfort of my toasty, warm bed while maintaining a glass of wine within reaching distance Now I m not a non fiction, survival story expert, but this has to be pretty close to the absolute limit of human endurance, both physically and psychologically This is one of the stories that will reset your perspective on what th...

  2. says:

    oh my god i feel like i haven t written a review in ages.goodreads.com, how you holding up without my pearls of wisdom i was going to write a DBR of this last night, because that s what shackleton would do, but then i ended up eating candy and doodling instead, and that is why i live a life of mediocrity and insignificance and i am not like shackleton, who ran into some trouble on a boat ride and managed to triumph over impossible odds cheerfully.that s what i love the most his unflagging op oh my god i feel like i haven t written a review in ages.goodreads.com, how you holding up without my pearls of wisdom i was going to write a DBR of this last night, because that s what shackleton would do, but then i ended up eating candy and doodling instead, and that is why i live a life of mediocrity and insignificance and i am not like shackleton, who ran into some trouble on a boat ride and managed to triumph over impossible odds cheerfully.that s what i love the most his unflagging optimism and good naturedness i can t even handle it when customers put their water bottles or umbrellas on the books, i wanna smack them like a seal in the arctic i could never hang with shackleton retail has roooned my sunny disposition.shackletonsuch wonderful, harr...

  3. says:

    There aren t many true life tales that live up to the hype There are always some details that make the story just a little less dramatic than in the made for TV movie Not this time While listening to this audiobook, the thought that went through my head over and over again was Holy s The book starts with the Endurance, trapped in the Antarctic ice, being literally crushed to death The men abandon ship, and then float on the ice pack for months When the pack breaks up, they launch the There aren t many true life tales that live up to the hype There are always some details that make the story just a little less dramatic than in the made for TV movie Not this time While listening to this audiobook, the thought t...

  4. says:

    What an incredible story This was my introduction to Shackleton, and I am left reeling from the experience I chose Endurance to add symmetry to my list Earlier this year I read In the Kingdom of Ice, Hampton Sides excellent book about a doomed expedition to the North Pole, and I thought I should balance the hemispheres by reading about a South Pole expedition Lansing s book was highly rated by GR friends, and justifiably so.What struck me about the writing was how modern it was Lansing had What an incredible story This was my introduction to Shackleton, and I am left reeling from the experience I chose Endurance to add symmetry to my list Earlier this year I read In the Kingdom of Ice, Hampton Sides excellent book about a doomed expedition to the North Pole, and I thought I should balance the hemispheres by reading about a South Pole expedition Lansing s book was highly rated by GR friends, and justifiably so.What struck me about the writing was how modern it was Lansing had good descriptions, great storytelling and created a powerful momentum to the events These techniques are now widely used in narrative nonfiction, especially among popular history writers such as Sides, Nathaniel Philbrick, and Laura Hillenbrand I mention this because Lansing s book was originally published in 1959, but didn t becom...

  5. says:

    What an incredible adventure Endurance tells the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton s attempts to cross the Antarctic overland with his 27 man crew But, in October 1915 when they were still half a continent away from their intended base, their ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice The entire crew with 50 dogs left the doomed vess...

  6. says:

    2.5 stars Other than the bazillion amounts of bonus points that I got from my history loving father for reading this one, I found Endurance Shackleton s Incredible Voyage to be a little underwhelming Honestly, it s a fascinating story and a true testament to the will of man, but it is also extremely repetitive Though the narrator was very good, I had trouble keeping my attention on the story as the guys killed another seal and were cold again for hours and hours of listening time on en 2.5 stars Other than the bazillion amounts of bonus points that I got from my history loving father for reading this one, I found Endurance Shackleton s Incredible Voyage to be a little underwhelming Honestly, it s a fascinating story and a true testament to the will of man, but it is also extremely repetitive Though the narrator was very good, I had trouble keeping my attention on the story as the guys killed another seal and were cold again for hours and hours of listening time on end I ended up ...

  7. says:

    10 5 s An exciting, epic battle of survival Stoicism to the nth degree Truly incredible The ship had been named the Polaris After the sale, Shackleton rechristened her Endurance, in keeping with the motto of his family, Fortitudine vincimus By endurance we conquer Easily one of my all time favorite books ever it s not hard to see why astronaut Scott Kelly brought it with him to the ISS not once, but twice Although I hazily remembered Shackleton s voyage from history class, it wasn t 10 5 s An exciting, epic battle of survival Stoicism to the nth degree Truly incredible The ship had been named the Polaris After the sale, Shackleton rechristened her Endurance, in keeping with the motto of his family, Fortitudine vincimus By endurance we conquer Easily one of my all time favorite books ever...

  8. says:

    Endurance, Shackleton s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing, Narrated by Simon Prebble, Blackstone Audio BookThis is an incredible account of a December, 1914, British Antarctic expedition of 28 men and their venture to sail to the Weddell Sea They were to land a shore party near Vahsel Bay, in preparation for a transcontinental march via the South Pole to the Ross Sea They never made it to the starting point Halfway there they were caught in ice floes and the ship was eventually crushed and Endurance, Shackleton s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing, Narrated by Simon Prebble, Blackstone Audio BookThis is an incredible account of a December, 1914, British Antarctic expedition of 28 men and their venture to sail to the Weddell Sea They were to land a shore party near Vahsel Bay, in preparation for a transcontinental march via the South Pole to the Ross Sea They never made it to the starting point Halfway there they were caught in ice floes and the ship was eventually crushed and sunk The men spent about 15 months on the ice It is almost a relief to have finished the book The relief is not due to poor writing On the contrary the writing and narration are excellent It is the intensity of the story the crushing and sinking of the wooden ship Endurance between ice floes, and the challenges the men fa...

  9. says:

    Endurance is Alfred Lansing s very thorough, workmanlike but effective and affecting at times moving account of Shackleton s Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic.For anyone who is not familiar this story quite simply, this must be the greatest true story of survival against all the odds and is simply unpar...

  10. says:

    This was exciting I recommend this book to those who want to throw themselves into another world, albeit a world cold, wet, icy and filled with fear, exhaustion and hunger Ernest Shackleton set out in 1914 to cross the Antarctic from west to east Yes, WW1 had broken out and he had Churchill s go ahead Why For the glory of Britain and for his own glory too The race for polar discovery was in full swing On December 14, 1911, the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen led the first successful expe This was exciting I recommend this book to those who want to throw themselves into another world, albeit a world cold, wet, icy and filled with fear, exhaustion and hunger Ernest Shackleton set out in 1914 to cross the Antarctic from west to east Yes, WW1 had broken out and he had Churchill s go ahead Why For the glory of Britain and for his own glory too The race for polar discovery was in full swing On December 14, 1911, the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen led the first successful expedition...

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