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Endurance : Shackleton's incredible voyage

Author: Alfred Lansing
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : "100th anniversary edition"--CoverView all editions and formats
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"Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way for six weeks through a thousand miles of pack ice and now only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted northwest  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Named Person: Ernest Henry Shackleton, Sir; Ernest Henry Shackleton, Sir
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Lansing
ISBN: 9780465058785 0465058787
OCLC Number: 1035122975
Notes: "First published by Carroll & Graf in 1986. Published by arrangement with Mrs Alfred Lansing"-- Title page verso.
Description: xxi, 357 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Alfred Lansing ; introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick.

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"Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way for six weeks through a thousand miles of pack ice and now only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted northwest before it was finally crushed. But for Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men the ordeal had barely begun. It would end only after a near-miraculous journey by Shackleton and a skeleton crew through over 850 miles of the South Atlantic's heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization. This astonishing tale of survival by Shackleton and all twenty-seven of his men for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansing's brilliantly narrated book has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip"--

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