Brilliant from start to finish - absolutely worth every penny and a book you'll read and re-read over the years. Ernest Shackleton has 42 books on Goodreads with 23468 ratings. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Today I am talking about the book Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage, which was written by Alfred Lansing. Enjoy - "“For scientific discovery give me Scott; for speed and efficiency of travel give me Amundsen; but when disaster strikes and all hope is gone, get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton.” Sir Raymond Priestly, Antarctic Explorer and Geologist. What a page turner. Find books like Endurance from the world’s largest community of readers. This detailed literature summary also contains Topics for Discussion and a Free Quiz on Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing. Unable to add item to List. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Perfect for an armchair traveler, it read like a novel and I couldn't put it down! Through all of this, Shackleton has never lost a man. What an incredible book, impossible to put down, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 22, 2017. Grann suggested Endurance as a worthy read. The book chronicles the 'refuse to quit on even one man' efforts of Shackleton, who struggled against unimaginable hardships in the most inhospitable place on earth, in an effort to deliver His men to safety... from what must surely be an unavoidable fate. The book was originally intended as a companion volume to the American Museum of Natural History’s 2011-12 exhibition, but can be read and enjoyed on its own. Film based on this novel with Kenneth Branagh is worth watching, the novel is much more terryfing, though. I finished the last paragraph with tears running down my face and shaking my head in disbelief. American journalist Alfred Lansing's book Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, first published in 1959, described the ordeal that Shackleton and his men endured aboard the ship and quickly became a bestseller. I am almost unable to express my feelings about this amazing and unbelievable story. Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition was the remarkable final chapter in the Heroic Age of Exploration. Shackleton's mission failed, but the resulting adventure became one of the most celebrated accounts of man's survival against unbelievable odds. The real reasons for people doing the unfathomable are almost always impossible to explain in a trite interview format, to a person who inherently doesn't get that drive because they don't possess it themselves. Sadly, many creatures and peaceful animals paid the price for mans survival. When the ship eventually sank they were forced to escape by lifeboat. Refresh and try again. The harrowing tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 attempt to reach the South Pole, one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern age. In October 1915, still half a continent away from their objective, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. An incredible adventure. Forced to abandon ship, the men were trapped on ice floes for months while they drifted north. Writing in the 1950s, Lansing was able to supplement his review of journal accounts by conducting first-hand interviews with many of the expedition's survivors. This book really put into perspective what a challenge truly is. He died in 1975. I wanted to learn a little about this expedition after seeing a play in which Ernest Shackleton was a character. ‘Endurance’ is Alfred Lansing’s very thorough, workmanlike but effective and affecting – at times moving account of Shackleton’s ‘Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic’. A major book retailer used to list this book as Number One among "Winter Sports." It's a popular book that is deserving of its high ratings. Yet at times the account feels somewhat under-detailed, with little to no account given to the short glorious life of Mrs. Chippy, the threat of Elephant Island survivors considering cannibalism, the lack of Polar Medals given to several members of the crew after the journey due to their lack of effort and/or insubordination, and various other noteworthy details. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published The Endurance, the ship of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, has been lost to the Antarctic ice for more than 100 years. The Endurance by Caroline Alexander is a non fiction book about an explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew as they try to become the first explorers to cross Antarctica on foot. Condition: New. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Custom Search Disclosure: I may earn a commission when you use a link on this site to make a purchase on another website. I bought this book after it appeared on a few lists of books you must read, several different people had independently put this book on their lists. While listening to this audiobook, the thought that went through my head over and over again was "Holy s***!" The book is fascinating and really shows you the incredible power of human resilience and tenacity. I just finished reading 2 of Grann’s books - Lost City of Z & The White Darkness. For five months Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the world's most savage regions. ENDURANCE recounts, instead, the sufferings of a crew of British sailors who set out in 1914 to be the first to traverse the Antarctic continent, but whose ship became marooned in ice, forcing them to find an alternate route back to civilization over difficult ice and dangerous water, bit by ag. Nice review! The expedition intends to … 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. This is because of the constant distress and horrible conditions the crew experienced for such a long time. There’s a reason why people remember Alfred Lansing for this book, and why they remember Shackleton’s failed expedition primarily through it: Endurance is an exceptionally researched and beautifully written book on a topic And by “beautifully written,” we mean “written in a way they don’t write books anymore”: Lansing’s prose belongs more to the 19th century than to the modern age, but that should be off-putting only to those who, unlike the protagonist of the book, are not persistent and tenaci… From there, they returned in a ship to rescue the men left behind on Elephant Island. The harrowing tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 attempt to reach the South Pole, one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern age. While reading this novel, I never ceased to feel amazed at the courage of the group of men who undertook a voyage into most unfriendly regions on our planet more than 100 years ago, and who dared to dare. The latter is the story of Henry Worsley, the grandson of Frank Worsley one of the “extraordinary” men in Lansing’s Endurance. In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 men set sail for the South Atlantic on board a ship called the Endurance. Twelve hundred miles away from land, drifting on ice packs, Shackleton and his men survived the next five months on a diet of dogs, penguins and seals. The unbelievable and tragical story of the Ernest Shackleton's expedition to Antarctica and their struggle to survive for an interminable period of time. Awesome book! The Endurance is a short, quickly-paced book about Ernest Shackleton’s failed expedition to cross the Antarctic. Believe he's the only c. Nice review! It is utterly gripping, intricately and expertly written keeping you hooked on every word of every page. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I've been to Ireland & even the island of Inishmore but haven't made it to Crean's pub in Dingle. A well written, detailed but always exciting book on Shackleton’s life. Like many great tales, Shackleton’s story is one of failure. What adds to the appeal of the book is the wonderful color throughout - details of how the men made life bearable during this unbea. Fabulous! “No matter what the odds, a man does not pin his last hope for survival on something and then expect that it will fail.”, “We had seen God in His splendors, heard the text that Nature renders. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/143999.South), Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery, Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (May 26-Jun 25, 2019), Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing (October/November 2019). Miraculously, throughout this ordeal, the expedition's photographer, Frank Hurley, protected his negatives and photographs from destruction. A REMARKABLE TALE OF SURVIVAL, SUPERBLY TOLD. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Always cold. Custom Search Disclosure: I may earn a commission when you use a link on this site to make a purchase on another website. Sir Earnest Shackleton & Frank Worsley were two of some 20 men who incredibly survived a journey to Antarctica that went awry from almost its onset. oh my god i feel like i haven't written a review in ages. Although this book was nonfiction, it read like a thriller. Alfred Lansing's book, written in 1958 from interviews and journals of the survivors, is now back in print. January 1st 1959 In August 1914 the Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. Recommend this audiobook too because the narrator work was superb by pack short. And visit Tom Crean was indeed an amazing character in terms of Antarctic exploration half a away. Able to suppleme word of every page utterly humbling experience long time, and. 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