Truly incredible. Superb, gripping account of an incredible journey, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 16, 2017. Please try again. Over the years we have learned how to provide students with cheap prices on high quality books and fast shipping. The story told here is simply remarkable and the attitude of the brave souls in it marvelously retold. A Riveting True Story of Adventure, Survival and Hope, Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2014. Film based on this novel with Kenneth Branagh is worth watching, the novel is much more terryfing, though. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of 282 pages and is available in Hardcover format. I finished the last paragraph with tears running down my face and shaking my head in disbelief. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Endurance tells the story of Shackleton and his crew and their Arctic expedition. He was a tiny man, even shorter than Wild, with an unassuming, pleasant disposition. Through all of this, Shackleton has never lost a man. I know this is an incredible survival story, but I have to call bullshit. Two years later all hands were rescued through the extraordinary will of the men who found themselves at the mercy of the elements. A short word on my consumption method, I have a Job, Commute, and Lifestyle that makes actually reading very difficult. Unable to add item to List. Through all of this, Shackleton has never lost a man. ", "Without a doubt this painstakingly written authentic adventure story will rank as one of the classic tales of the heroic age of exploration. Perfect for an armchair traveler, it read like a novel and I couldn't put it down! Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing First Published: 1959 6 Copies & Reading Guide. Download Endurance by Alfred Lansing ePub novel free. 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. Summary In 1914, Ernest Shackleton led an expedition in an attempt to become the first to cross Antarctica on foot. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage - Kindle edition by Lansing, Alfred. Easton Press ENDURANCE by Alfred Lansing, 1990 w/Collector's Notes. What adds to the appeal of the book is the wonderful color throughout - details of how the men made life bearable during this unbearably stressful and gruelling experience - playing football on the ice, putting on Christmas Eve talent shows, passing the time by making a list of the foods they'd most like to eat when they are stranded on a desolate rock with nothing to eat but seal blubber. He sold the rights to the motion pictures and still … Omar M Khateeb's Mind Loom Review (Subscribe on Youtube). Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2018. What an incredible story! But Endurance isn't just a tale of misery, it is a vivid description of their journey, the dangers they faced, and the obstacles they overcame. Thrilling and exciting!! Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage Themes. Terms in this set (20) arduous. We are made by history.” So, this January, as we celebrate Martin Luther King... To see what your friends thought of this book, The famous Mallory quote you're referencing was a joke. He died in 1975. 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. Endurance By Alfred Lansing, Narrated by Simon Prebble. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. The expedition failed to accomplish its objective, but became recognized instead as an amazing feat of endurance. Through all of this, Shackleton has never lost a man. The author interviewed survivors of the ill-fated 1914 expedition to Antarctica and also used some of their diaries as his source material. I've been to Ireland & even the island of Inishmore but haven't made it to Crean's pub in Dingle. Welcome back. But Endurance isn't just a tale of misery, it is a vivid description of their journey, the dangers they faced, and the obstacles they overcame. New & Unread! Reviewed in the United States on November 17, 2018. Thanks for exploring this SuperSummary Study Guide of “Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage” by Alfred Lansing. . ‘Endurance’ is Alfred Lansing’s very thorough, workmanlike but effective and affecting – at times moving account of Shackleton’s ‘Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic’. it's amazing that anyone survived this ordeal let alone all of them. an ungrateful person. So when I came across this book, originally published in 1959, the time had finally arrived. Easton Press ENDURANCE by Alfred Lansing, 1990 w/Collector's Notes. Condition:--not specified. The details often are so descriptive and redundant due to the scope of the story, that it sometimes becomes repetitive and familiar. This is because of the constant distress and horrible conditions the crew experienced for such a long time. ", "Grit in the face of seemingly insurmountable adversity. Although this book was nonfiction, it read like a thriller. Endurance was his first book. Alfred Lansing's Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage is the story of a great quest on the part of some very adventuresome men, commanded by a man who acted in a manner that was very much against the grain of British leadership for his time & place … Please try again. The unbelievable and tragical story of the Ernest Shackleton's expedition to Antarctica and their struggle to survive for an interminable period of time. Something went wrong. I've been to Ireland & even the island of Inishmore but haven't made it t. Tom Crean was indeed an amazing character in terms of Antarctic exploration. Lansing’s research & grasp of the situation in which these men found themselves in conjunction with his writing style has put this book at the top of my all time favorites! Endurance, Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing, Narrated by Simon Prebble, Blackstone Audio Book. Nice review! We had reached the naked soul of man.”, National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction (1960). 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. Their ship was trapped by pack ice short of their destination and eventually crushed. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. difficult to accomplish or achieve. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, is a 1959 book written by Alfred Lansing, about the failure of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition led by Sir Ernest Shackleton, in its attempt to cross the Antarctic continent in 1914. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. A modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, SuperSummary offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. There aren't many true-life tales that live up to the hype. Incredible book. 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