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The expedition intends to … 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 agonizing bit. Endurance, Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing, Narrated by Simon Prebble, Blackstone Audio Book. Shackleton and his crew of 27 set out to sea on his boat Endurance on August 8th, 1914. Once they were far enough north that the ice thinned somewhat, they were forced to journey in lifeboats they'd dragged off the ship. 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. Today I am talking about the book Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage, which was written by Alfred Lansing. Thanks for exploring this SuperSummary Study Guide of “Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage” by Alfred Lansing. Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2018. Ernest Shackleton has 42 books on Goodreads with 23468 ratings. Not this time. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage. 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. Anniversary ed. This is quite the tale, what a crazy adventure! Find books like Endurance from the world’s largest community of readers. An incredible adventure. 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. Endurance is his best known work. For five months Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the world's most savage regions. '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. 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. Reviewed in the United States on September 16, 2017. The way they engineer their own rescue is hardly to be believed. According to the author of the introduction to my edition of Endurance (Nathaniel Philbrick), Shackleton's account was ghost-written and is full of mo. In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 men set sail for the South Atlantic on board a ship called the Endurance. We’d love your help. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. January 1st 1959 An absolute page turner and the fact this book has never been out of print says it all about its lasting legacy. Brand new Book. What an incredible book, impossible to put down, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 22, 2017. This is because of the constant distress and horrible conditions the crew experienced for such a long time. A REMARKABLE TALE OF SURVIVAL, SUPERBLY TOLD. The Endurance, the ship of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, has been lost to the Antarctic ice for more than 100 years. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Shackleton's mission failed, but the resulting adventure became one of the most celebrated accounts of man's survival against unbelievable odds. . Grann suggested Endurance as a worthy read. 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. Shackleton and a crew of 27 (plus one stowaway) first headed to the Weddell Sea on the ship Endurance. oh my god i feel like i haven't written a review in ages. I'm sorry. Forced to abandon ship, the men were trapped on ice floes for months while they drifted north. From there, they returned in a ship to rescue the men left behind on Elephant Island. 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. Forced to abandon ship, the men were trapped on ice floes for months while they drifted north. The expedition failed to accomplish its objective, but became recognized instead as an amazing feat of endurance. Shackleton and a crew of 27 (plus one stowaway) first headed to the Weddell Sea on the ship Endurance. Like many great tales, Shackleton’s story is one of failure. 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. Sadly, many creatures and peaceful animals paid the price for mans survival. 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. This has to be one of the best books I have ever read, without doubt. Condition: New. This was my introduction to Shackleton, and I am left reeling from the experience. Antarctica - A Year on Ice DVD and Blu-ray Instant video . 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. I think it is due for another re-read! Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 15, 2020. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. 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. The Shackleton Endurance expedition to Antarctica between 1914 and 1916 is one of the most amazing stories of survival. Nice review! Something went wrong. Perfect for an armchair traveler, it read like a novel and I couldn't put it down! Paperback. Please try your request again later. 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. Well that’s some claim and it’s something I knew I'd have to look into sooner or later. So when I came across this book, originally published in 1959, the time had finally arrived. He was sent home early due to bad health. ‘Endurance’ is Alfred Lansing’s very thorough, workmanlike but effective and affecting – at times moving account of Shackleton’s ‘Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic’. 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. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Now, an ambitious expedition to … How this has not been made into a movie for the modern day is frankly beyond me. Awesome book! 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. Film based on this novel with Kenneth Branagh is worth watching, the novel is much more terryfing, though. Shackleton dramatization DVD Kenneth Branagh (2002) Frozen Planet Complete Series - BBC DVD and Blu-ray Instant video. Anyone 12 or older will be blown away by this true story & this writer! 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. Shackleton then travelled another 850 miles in an open boat across the stormiest ocean in the world to reach help. Very cold. Please try again. I've read my share of leadership texts over the years – an occupational necessity for a while – and a name I came across more than one was Ernest Shackleton. While reading this novel, I never ceased to feel amazed at the courage of the group of men who undertook a voyage into most unfriendly regions on our planet more than 100 years ago, and who dared to dare. After serving more than five years in the Navy, he enrolled at North Western University, Illinois and majored in journalism. When the ship eventually sank they were forced to escape by lifeboat. The Endurance - Book Alfred Lansing. I finished the last paragraph with tears running down my face and shaking my head in disbelief. In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton leads twenty-seven men on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. It is utterly gripping, intricately and expertly written keeping you hooked on every word of every page. Through all of this, Shackleton has never lost a man. Thrilling and exciting!! The book was originally intended as a companion volume to the American Museum of Natural History’s 2011-12 exhibition, but can be read and enjoyed on its own. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Shackleton dramatization DVD Kenneth Branagh (2002) Frozen Planet Complete Series - BBC DVD and Blu-ray Instant video. The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." With a few choice details and diary excerpts, Lansing also makes almost all of the men come alive on the page as very distinct (and often quirky) characters. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 10, 2020. This was exciting! 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. 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. 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. Antarctica - A Year on Ice DVD and Blu-ray Instant video . That was a mistake, because this amazing, grueling and true account of men against the elements is anything but *sportif*. In 1914 Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 men, sailed for the South Atlantic on the 'Endurance' with the object of crossing the Antarctic over land. Endurance was his first book. A simple headache that we might get now is nowhere near getting your sleeping bag drenched and still having to sleep in it in temperatures near 0 when you don't know how the weather or current is going to change while you try to sleep. I have never enjoyed an audiobook like this. 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.” There was a problem loading your book clubs. I feel thankful to those who travelled to the place where I'd never venture. 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. Writing in the 1950s, Lansing was able to suppleme. There aren't many true-life tales that live up to the hype. Having made the trip to Antarctica, you should head north next time and visit Tom Crean's pub in Dingle, Ireland! 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. One of the most gripping fact or fiction books ever written; one of the most ridiculous tales of adventure on the printed page. Custom Search Disclosure: I may earn a commission when you use a link on this site to make a purchase on another website. The story told here is simply remarkable and the attitude of the brave souls in it marvelously retold. I think it is due for another re-read! There's a problem loading this menu right now. The Endurance is a short, quickly-paced book about Ernest Shackleton’s failed expedition to cross the Antarctic. By far one of the best books I’ve ever read, & I’ve read many! 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. The real reasons for people doing the unfathomable are almost always impossible to explain in. Endurance : Shackleton's Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic. The first edition of the novel was published in January 1st 1959, and was written by Alfred Lansing. A major book retailer used to list this book as Number One among "Winter Sports." What a page turner. (It was actually a strange little musical, and not particularly good, but it managed to pique my interest.). You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. This book really put into perspective what a challenge truly is. 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. Sir Earnest Shackleton & Frank Worsley were two of some 20 men who incredibly survived a journey to Antarctica that went awry from almost its onset. The book starts with the. Shackleton Endurance Expedition. The book chronicles the 'refuse to quit on even one man' efforts of Shackleton, who struggled against unimaginable hardships in the most inhospitable place on earth, in an effort to deliver His men to safety... from what must surely be an unavoidable fate. I wanted to learn a little about this expedition after seeing a play in which Ernest Shackleton was a character. Hurley took this photograph of Shackleton’s cabin in March 1915, two months after the Endurance became trapped in ice. 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. Ernest Shackleton’s most popular book is Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage. 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). Custom Search Disclosure: I may earn a commission when you use a link on this site to make a purchase on another website. But the nice thing about time is that it... To see what your friends thought of this book, The famous Mallory quote you're referencing was a joke. 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