Endurance by Alfred Lansing

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Endurance by Alfred Lansing
Published by Basic Books on April 1, 2015 (Originally 1959)
Genres: Biography, World History
Pages: 357

Audiobook Narrator: Simon Prebble
Audiobook Length: 10 Hours and 20 Minutes

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Experience one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern age in this New York Times bestseller: the harrowing tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 attempt to reach the South Pole.

In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance and set sail for Antarctica, where he planned to cross the last uncharted continent on foot. In January 1915, after battling its way through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. Thus began the legendary ordeal of Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men. When their ship was finally crushed between two ice floes, they attempted a near-impossible journey over 850 miles of the South Atlantic's heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization.

In Endurance, the definitive account of Ernest Shackleton's fateful trip, Alfred Lansing brilliantly narrates the harrowing and miraculous voyage that has defined heroism for the modern age.

If I didn’t know this story was true, I wouldn’t believe it!

This was an inspiring, incredible story of survival, strength, and as per the name of their ship, endurance.

If you like books with action and adventure, then you will love this true story that is written in such a way that you won’t want to put it down. Truly a page-turner.


About Alfred Lansing

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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