With Liam Neeson, Julian Ayer, John Blackborow, David Cale. Reviewed in the United States on September 3, 2014. Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. On a positive note the story does build steadily towards the party finding safety on Elephant Island, and then the James Caird journey and finally the trek over South Georgia and the eventual rescue. "Matt | … The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition, Hardcover – Illustrated, November 3, 1998. There's a problem loading this menu right now. 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. Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton was an Irish-born British explorer who was a principal figure of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Away in the distance, the ice would groan, and Worsley and his two companions would listen to its ominous voice as it travelled to them across the frozen miles. Mostly not very well. Author tour. Please try again. I love the story, and I think the author did a good job fitting the story to an introductory, younger audience. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. What Queen was that then? I was stunned the first time I read it ... and, it has been a re-read every year, twice a year (at least once per hot summer and every cold January) since that first page turner. The unparalleled adventure and ordeal of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew, stranded on the Antarctic ice for 20 months beginning January 20, 1915, then forced to row a 22-foot boat 850 miles across Margot Morrell, Author, Stephanie Capparell, Joint Author, Alexandra Shackleton, Preface by Penguin Putnam $24.95 (224p) ISBN 978-0-670-89196-2 More By and About This Author OTHER BOOKS Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. She has also written four novels for adults. The temperature was -30° Fahrenheit, and around the ship, extending to the horizon in all directions, was a sea of ice, white and mysterious under the clear, hard stars. Most skillfully Alexander constructs the expedition's character through its personalities--the cast of veteran explorers, scientists, and crew--with aid from many previously unavailable journals and documents. --. Everest Disaster. While remaining true to the documentary record, the author crafts a narrative that immerses you in the sensory world of his characters. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 2, 2014. So I went home and bought my own copy. The photos are the key to this version of the story, giving something to the epic that words alone cannot give. During Shackleton's 1914 expedition to Antarctica, he and his crew were trapped on ice floes for 20 months. well-turned storytelling. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Shackleton and his crew of 27 set out to sea on his boat Endurance on August 8th, 1914. Thus began two years of chilly misfortune, met by the crew's perseverance, and conveyed by Alexander in an elegant, subdued manner: The eerie portents of the ice close ever tighter around the Endurance, the helpless, hopeless, endless days follow one another on the ice pack, and finally Shackleton makes an outrageous bid to reach South Georgia Island, 900 miles distant, in one of the abandoned mother ship's small boatsthrough a hurricane, no less. Endurance, The Greatest Adventure Story Ever Told — Alfred Lansing No list of books regarding Antarctic adventures would be complete without a mention of Ernest … A powerful adventure story, this biography provides insight into what makes a person a leader, and how essential that quality is when a venture falls into difficulties. Updated hourly. I bought this copy as a gift for an 8 year old boy, but decided to keep it for a few years. I have long been fascinated by the Endurance expedition and this book is a "must have" to complete any collection of, or visit to, this story. (Nov.) FYI: The Endurance is being published in association with the American Museum of Natural History, which in March 1999 will open an exhibit, curated by Alexander, chronicling Shackleton's voyage. Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Best Books of the Month Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage and millions of other books are available for instant access. I read the entire thing in one sitting, read it thru the night like I was binge watching some Netflix! It headed south toward Antarctica, where famed British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton hoped to lead the first crossing of the Antarctic continent on foot. Throughout the grueling ordeal, Shackleton and his men show what endurance and greatness are all about. Endurance, Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing, Narrated by Simon Prebble, Blackstone Audio Book This is an incredible account of a December, 1914, British Antarctic expedition of 28 men and their venture to sail to the Weddell Sea. This is an incredibly informative book, easy to read, very interesting and the photographs are amazing. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Alexander is curating a forthcoming exhibition on their plight. Reviewed in the United States on May 25, 2020. The unparalleled adventure and ordeal of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew, stranded on the Antarctic ice for 20 months beginning January 20, 1915, then forced to row a 22-foot boat 850 miles across storm-ravaged seas, has inspired at least three marvelous books: Shackleton's own memoir, South; Alfred Lansing's bestselling Endurance; and this stirring account by Alexander (The Way to Xanadu). Sir Ernest Shackleton was one of the most known polar explorers of his day. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 2, 2014. In 1914, Shackleton sailed to Antarctica with 27 men in hopes of being the first human to transverse the continent. This is, without a doubt, the single best non-fiction chronicle demonstrating perseverance, courage and leadership of all time! Reviewed in the United States on June 30, 2013. He was perhaps best known for his 1914–16 expedition, in which his ship, Endurance, was crushed by pack ice and the crew endured months of hardship before being rescued. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. You will wonder at the predicament and cringe at the odds ...and then marvel at what ... and how ... they overcome them. As a result varieties can attain wide and lasting popularity. South the Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition, 1914-17, The Heart of the Antarctic: The Farthest South Expedition, 1907-1909, South: Journals of His Last Expedition to Antarctica, South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-17, The Heart of the Antarctic: The Story of the British Antartic Expedition 1907-1909, South, The Endurance Expedition (Patagonia, vol. It's found a permanent home on my bookshelf, never to be lent, but always recommended. A wonderful way to negate boredom in a long car journey and a CD to listen to over and over. But his ship, the Endurance, was trapped, then crushed, by ice in the Weddell Sea, propelling the party into a nightmare of cold and near starvation. 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