He then joined the United Press and in 1952 became a freelance writer. “There can be little doubt that Shackleton, in his way, was an extraordinary leader of men.” (p. 11). A major book retailer used to list this book as Number One among "Winter Sports." I am almost unable to express my feelings about this amazing and unbelievable story. In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. This is a straightforward, perhaps even understated, telling of Ernest Shackleton's failed 1914 Trans-Antarctic Expedition that led to a lengthy (over a year) battle against the elements for survival, including a crossing of the Drake passage in a 22-foot whaleboat using only rudimentary navigation equipment and a never-before-attempted overland crossing of treacherous South Georgia island with only a small length of rope and a carpenter's adze. This is a very detailed (true) story about men trying to survive in a very hostile environment in c. 1915. Fabulous! Shackleton then travelled another 850 miles in an open boat across the stormiest ocean in the world to reach help. . 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. Always cold. Thus began the legendary ordeal of Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men. It blows my mind to think of what these men went through and how they survived being stuck in Antarctica for years. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Shackleton and a crew of 27 (plus one stowaway) first headed to the Weddell Sea on the ship Endurance. We’d love your help. After six terrible days, they made it to uninhabited Elephant Island; from there Shackleton and five other men set off in an open 22-foot boat on an incredible 800-mile voyage across the notoriously tempestuous Drake Passage to South Georgia Island, where they hiked across the island’s mountain range to reach a whaling camp. In October 1915, still half a continent away from their objective, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. I used to be OK with letting such stuff go as a "conversation starter" but I now think such fuzziness is too dangerous. A Riveting True Story of Adventure, Survival and Hope, Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2014. Please try again. The Shackleton Endurance expedition to Antarctica between 1914 and 1916 is one of the most amazing stories of survival. Ernest Shackleton’s most popular book is Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Lansing's style doesn't go in for wild hyperbole as he doesn't need to - the meticulous research, multiple sources of information and the simple facts of the story of the crew of the endurance tell a gripping tale. The real reasons for people doing the unfathomable are almost always impossible to explain in. It reads like a thrilling fiction novel, but the fact that it is non-fiction makes it even more astounding. According to the author of the introduction to my edition of Endurance (Nathaniel Philbrick), Shackleton's account was ghost-written and is full of more flowery Edwardian language than survival skill and leadership on display here. Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2018. I rarely re-read books, but this was such a gripping, true-life adventure, and well told, that I have read it three times in the last fifteen years. It's a popular book that is deserving of its high ratings. Please try again. That was a mistake, because this amazing, grueling and true account of men against the elements is anything but *sportif*. Shackleton and a crew of 27 (plus one stowaway) first headed to the Weddell Sea on the ship Endurance. The story told here is simply remarkable and the attitude of the brave souls in it marvelously retold. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. 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. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of 282 pages and is available in Hardcover format. I've bought it because one YouTuber made a video about this story but after reading it I have to admit he failed to convey how challenging it really was. The Endurance - Book Alfred Lansing. The latter is the story of Henry Worsley, the grandson of Frank Worsley one of the “extraordinary” men in Lansing’s Endurance. The author interviewed survivors of the ill-fated 1914 expedition to Antarctica and also used some of their diaries as his source material. I'm sorry. Please try your request again later. Tom Crean was indeed an amazing character in terms of Antarctic exploration. The first edition of the novel was published in January 1st 1959, and was written by Alfred Lansing. The description really paints a true picture of the hellacious conditions that they continued to face time and time again. Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul by John Eldredge (21-Feb-2012) Paperback, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident (Historical Nonfiction Bestseller, True Story Book of Survival). There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Fabulous! One of the most gripping fact or fiction books ever written; one of the most ridiculous tales of adventure on the printed page. 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. 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. Through all of this, Shackleton has never lost a man. The book is fascinating and really shows you the incredible power of human resilience and tenacity. The book reads like an adventure novel rather than a biography, due to the extraordinary adventures Shackleton undertook, with the severe highs of achievement and lows of failure and disaster. I've been to Ireland & even the island of Inishmore but haven't made it to Crean's pub in Dingle. Shackleton named his ship Endurance, borrowing from his family motto: “By endurance we conquer.”. Sir Ernest Shackleton was one of the most known polar explorers of his day. Orion Pub Co; 2002nd edition (December 1, 2001). 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. This has to be one of the best books I have ever read, without doubt. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Custom Search Disclosure: I may earn a commission when you use a link on this site to make a purchase on another website. 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. Welcome back. I think it is due for another re-read! Shackleton dramatization DVD Kenneth Branagh (2002) Frozen Planet Complete Series - BBC DVD and Blu-ray Instant video. Endurance : Shackleton's Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic. The story is gripping and the book is a classic of its kind' Sir Ranulph Fiennes Endurance is the story of one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded. by Carroll & Graf Publishers. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. This is an amazing account of Shackleton's journey that went into intricate details about the twists and turns every step of the way for this small group of brave explorers. I recommend this audiobook too because the narrator work was superb. This book, as well as being a tribute to the explorer, was a practical effort to assist his family; Shackleton died some £40,000 in debt (equivalent to £2,200,324 in 2019) A further initiative was the establishment of a Shackleton Memorial Fund, which was used to assist the … The Granger Collection, New York Save 30% off a Britannica Premium subscription and gain access to exclusive content. In August1914, Shackleton set out with a crew of twenty-eight aboard the ship “Endurance” in an effort to become the first men to cross the vast Antarctic land mass, a grand plan that was given the lofty title “The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition.” This was my introduction to Shackleton, and I am left reeling from the experience. Something went wrong. The Endurance, the ship of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, has been lost to the Antarctic ice for more than 100 years. 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. 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. 'A thrilling reading experience! It blows my mind to think of what these men went through and how they survived being stuck in Antarctica for years. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 will be long remembered as a Dumpster fire of a year. 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. One of the best novels based on a true story that talks about "Endurance" in harsh situations. It is these extraordinary photographs that are among those produced in this illustrated edition of Alfred Lansing's harrowing and inspiring classic. In October 1915, still half a continent away from their intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in ice. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Every single man got home safely. Awesome book! What adds to the appeal of the book is the wonderful color throughout - details of how the men made life bearable during this unbea. Truly incredible. Antarctica - A Year on Ice DVD and Blu-ray Instant video . It's a well documented and exciting story with a bit of a history lesson that really held my interest. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 15, 2020. (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). Well that’s some claim and it’s something I knew I'd have to look into sooner or later. This is a straightforward, perhaps even understated, telling of Ernest Shackleton's failed 1914 Trans-Antarctic Expedition that led to a lengthy (over a year) battle against the elements for survival, including a crossing of the Drake passage in a 22-foot whaleboat using only rudimentary navigation equipment and a never-before-attempted overland crossing of treacherous South Georgia island with only a small length of rope and a carpenter's adze. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Book Description INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US, United States, 2015. Today I am talking about the book Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage, which was written by Alfred Lansing. Great read and really hard to put down because even though you think you know what's going to happen, you still have to find out how. Their extraordinary indefatigability and their lasting civility towards one another in the most adverse conditions shines through. Although this book was nonfiction, it read like a thriller. 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. Alfred Lansing's book, written in 1958 from interviews and journals of the survivors, is now back in print. While listening to this audiobook, the thought that went through my head over and over again was "Holy s***!" One of the greatest adventure stories of our times' - New York Times Book Review. Shackleton dramatization DVD Kenneth Branagh (2002) Frozen Planet Complete Series - BBC DVD and Blu-ray Instant video. Believe he's the only c. Nice review! There aren't many true-life tales that live up to the hype. Thanks for exploring this SuperSummary Study Guide of “Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage” by Alfred Lansing. Free download or read online Endurance: Shackletons Incredible Voyage pdf (ePUB) book. Once they were far enough north that the ice thinned somewhat, they were forced to journey in lifeboats they'd dragged off the ship. In August 1914 the Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. Reviewed in the United States on November 17, 2018. Alfred Lansing was a veteran journalist, who wrote for Collier's, among other magazines. 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. The men ran into more than their fair share of trouble, to put it lightly. Now, an ambitious expedition to … Shackleton dramatization DVD Kenneth Branagh (2002) Frozen Planet Complete Series - BBC DVD and Blu-ray Instant video. 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. Paperback. In an age of epic heroism, of bravery incomparable to our modern day experience, the men of Shackleton's Trans-antarctic Expedition have provided us with perhaps the greatest example of the limits of human endurance in our history. Some sources reckoned him to be possibly the greatest leader that ever lived. A well written, detailed but always exciting book on Shackleton’s life. Like many great tales, Shackleton’s story is one of failure. Would highly recommend if you're looking for a good book that you will have trouble putting down. Shackleton and his crew of 27 set out to sea on his boat Endurance on August 8th, 1914. When the ship eventually sank they were forced to escape by lifeboat. Having made the trip to Antarctica, you should head north next time and visit Tom Crean's pub in Dingle, Ireland! 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. A REMARKABLE TALE OF SURVIVAL, SUPERBLY TOLD. Lansing simultaneously creates this hero image around Shackleton, and as a historian I know this is easy to do when one is being somewhat subjective with selecting what to include, but Lansing manages to create a very raw and real feel to Shackleton as a person and a leader. 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. In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 men set sail for the South Atlantic on board a ship called the Endurance. 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. Miraculously, throughout this ordeal, the expedition's photographer, Frank Hurley, protected his negatives and photographs from destruction. Start by marking “Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage” as Want to Read: Error rating book. 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. Incredible book. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Reviewed in the United States on September 16, 2017. Seriously. I obtained this book via one of Amazon's second-hand sellers and was so pleased with the price and condition of the book, which arrived very promptly indeed. Endurance was his first book. Ernest Shackleton has 42 books on Goodreads with 23468 ratings. Two years later all hands were rescued through the extraordinary will of the men who found themselves at the mercy of the elements. Very cold. This gripping book based on firsthand accounts of crew members, describes how the men survived, living together in camps on the ice for 17 months, how they were attacked by sea leopards, had to kill their beloved dogs whom they could no longer feed, and suffered disease with no medicines (an operation to amputate the foot of one member of the crew was carried out on the ice). Unable to add item to List. Hurley took this photograph of Shackleton’s cabin in March 1915, two months after the Endurance became trapped in ice. Endurance, Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing, Narrated by Simon Prebble, Blackstone Audio Book. 'A superb account of the greatest survival story of our time' - Chris Bonington The story of Ernest Shackleton's epic journey to cross the Antarctic overland has now been turned into four hours of gripping television with Kenneth Branagh playing Shackleton. Condition: New. 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. Aboard the 300-ton ship, which carried sails and a steam engine, were Shackleton’s hand-picked crew of 26 men, 69 sled dogs, and a tiger tabby tomcat named Mrs. Chippy. Alfred Lansing's scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book -- with over 200,000 copies sold -- has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip. Shackleton Endurance Expedition. I think it is due for another re-read! Film based on this novel with Kenneth Branagh is worth watching, the novel is much more terryfing, though. So when I came across this book, originally published in 1959, the time had finally arrived. Brilliant from start to finish - absolutely worth every penny and a book you'll read and re-read over the years. Find books like Endurance from the world’s largest community of readers.
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