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Endurance : Shackleton's sale Incredible Voyage wholesale to the Antarctic outlet online sale

Endurance : Shackleton's sale Incredible Voyage wholesale to the Antarctic outlet online sale

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''A thrilling reading experience! One of the greatest adventure stories of our times'' - New York Times Book Review. 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. In October 1915, still half a continent away from their intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in ice. For five months Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the world''s most savage regions. 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). Their extraordinary indefatigability and their lasting civility towards one another in the most adverse conditions shines through.

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''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.

Shackleton''s mission failed, but the resulting adventure became one of the most celebrated accounts of man''s survival against unbelievable odds.

In August 1914 the Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October 1915, still half a continent away from their objective, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. 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. When the ship eventually sank they were forced to escape by lifeboat. Shackleton then travelled another 850 miles in an open boat across the stormiest ocean in the world to reach help. Every single man got home safely.

Miraculously, throughout this ordeal, the expedition''s photographer, Frank Hurley, protected his negatives and photographs from destruction. It is these extraordinary photographs that are among those produced in this illustrated edition of Alfred Lansing''s harrowing and inspiring classic.

About the Author

Alfred Lansing as a native of Chicago. After serving more than five years in the Navy, he enrolled at North Western University, Illinois and majored in journalism. Until 1949 he edited a weekly newspaper in Illinois. He then joined the United Press and in 1952 became a freelance writer. Endurance was his first book. He died in 1975.

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Bama Fan
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The book gave me several adrenaline rushes...it''s that well written.
Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2018
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. It reads like a thrilling fiction novel, but the fact that it is non-fiction makes it even more... See more
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. It reads like a thrilling fiction novel, but the fact that it is non-fiction makes it even more astounding. The description really paints a true picture of the hellacious conditions that they continued to face time and time again. This book really put into perspective what a challenge truly is. 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. 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. Would highly recommend if you''re looking for a good book that you will have trouble putting down.
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Reviewed in the United States on November 17, 2018
Very cold. Always cold. This is a very detailed (true) story about men trying to survive in a very hostile environment in c. 1915. Stark and full of detail, the reader almost gets to feel the cold, hunger and pain the crew experienced while trying to survive Antarctica and... See more
Very cold. Always cold. This is a very detailed (true) story about men trying to survive in a very hostile environment in c. 1915. Stark and full of detail, the reader almost gets to feel the cold, hunger and pain the crew experienced while trying to survive Antarctica and return to civilization. it''s amazing that anyone survived this ordeal let alone all of them. Sadly, many creatures and peaceful animals paid the price for mans survival. 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. It''s a well documented and exciting story with a bit of a history lesson that really held my interest. It''s a popular book that is deserving of its high ratings.
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By far one of the best books I’ve ever read, & I’ve read many!
Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2019
I just finished reading 2 of Grann’s books - Lost City of Z & The White Darkness. The latter is the story of Henry Worsley, the grandson of Frank Worsley one of the “extraordinary” men in Lansing’s Endurance. Grann suggested Endurance as a worthy read. Sir Earnest... See more
I just finished reading 2 of Grann’s books - Lost City of Z & The White Darkness. The latter is the story of Henry Worsley, the grandson of Frank Worsley one of the “extraordinary” men in Lansing’s Endurance. Grann suggested Endurance as a worthy read. 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. Two years later all hands were rescued through the extraordinary will of the men who found themselves at the mercy of the elements. 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! Fabulous! Fabulous! Anyone 12 or older will be blown away by this true story & this writer!
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George E. Dawson
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A REMARKABLE TALE OF SURVIVAL, SUPERBLY TOLD.
Reviewed in the United States on September 16, 2017
“There can be little doubt that Shackleton, in his way, was an extraordinary leader of men.” (p. 11). There is no doubt in my mind that I would not be able to endure even one, the best, day of the unimaginable hardships that the men of the Imperial... See more
“There can be little doubt that Shackleton, in his way, was an extraordinary leader of men.” (p. 11).

There is no doubt in my mind that I would not be able to endure even one, the best, day of the unimaginable hardships that the men of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Exposition (1914-17)—under the leadership of Sir Ernest Shackleton—struggled with for more than 400 days. They endured and survived some of the most incredible, unbelievable, conditions ever experienced; and Alfred Lansing captures the urgency, the deprivation, and the desperation, with spellbinding storytelling.

Recommendation: Best adventure story, ever. Should be read by all, especially those of high school age.

“In all the world there is no desolation more complete than the polar night. It is a return to the Ice Age—no warmth, no life, no movement.” (p. 46).

Basic Books. Kindle Edition, 268 pages.
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Dataman
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A Riveting True Story of Adventure, Survival and Hope
Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2014
In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton set out on an expedition to make the first land crossing of the barren Antarctic continent from the east to the west coast. The expedition failed to accomplish its objective, but became recognized instead as an amazing feat of endurance.... See more
In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton set out on an expedition to make the first land crossing of the barren Antarctic continent from the east to the west coast. 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. Their ship was trapped by pack ice short of their destination and eventually crushed. Forced to abandon ship, the men were trapped on ice floes for months while they drifted north. Once they were far enough north that the ice thinned somewhat, they were forced to journey in lifeboats they''d dragged off the ship. 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. From there, they returned in a ship to rescue the men left behind on Elephant Island.

That these men were able to survive in the harsh, barren conditions of Antarctica, where temperatures frequently fell below zero is amazing. It’s nearly unimaginable that these men could survive for almost two years, their lives marked by a seemingly endless stretch of misery, suffering, and boredom, not to mention the threat of starvation. At every turn, their situation seems to go from bad to worse. If this were a work of fiction, one would be inclined to claim the story was simply too far-fetched. 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. Through all of this, Shackleton has never lost a man.

Alfred Lansing''s book, written in 1958 from interviews and journals of the survivors, is now back in print. It’s a riveting tale of adventure, survival and hope. It is also a rare historical, non-fiction book that is as exciting as any novel. I’ve read a number of stories of survival and would rate this as the best of all I have read. This is one of the great adventure stories of our time. Don’t miss it.
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Patricia McLaughlin
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An Ode to the Human Spirit!
Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2019
What a heckuva read! I chose to read this because we will be venturing (given that we are still standing in 2020) to northern area of Antarctica. I needed to know more, open my eyes more to the heroic adventures more than a Nat Geo, Discovery, or PBS special. Our... See more
What a heckuva read! I chose to read this because we will be venturing (given that we are still standing in 2020) to northern area of Antarctica. I needed to know more, open my eyes more to the heroic adventures more than a Nat Geo, Discovery, or PBS special.
Our poor author, Alfred Lansing, didn''t enjoy the current enthusiasm of traveling destination to the Antarctic. We need to honor Lansing''s research and his gripping tell of the Endurance leader and crew.
Gripping and honestly terse. Using the original diary sources, is there any reason not to feel the depth of that Whaling master faced when he asked the barely unrecognizable men, and questioned, "Who are you?" By then, I exhaled. Tears of accomplishment. Deep feeling awe from this amazing read. Surprises and a different genre . Worth the page turning.
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MultiMike
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#1 favorite book so far
Reviewed in the United States on February 7, 2018
This is the most intriguing, exciting and thought-provoking book I have ever read. There is not a work of fiction in existence that could ever comprise a more unbelievable story than this. I find it so remarkable that these few men survived through what they did and it... See more
This is the most intriguing, exciting and thought-provoking book I have ever read. There is not a work of fiction in existence that could ever comprise a more unbelievable story than this. I find it so remarkable that these few men survived through what they did and it really makes you look at your own problems with a new light. These guys were stuck out in the literal-middle-of-nowhere without any real chance of surviving, but yet they kept after it towards the goal of doing just that. It is really a testament to how strong people can be and how insanely powerful teamwork, positivity and determination can be. Reading this has given me a new outlook on how I view problems and hardship. This book is truly awe-inspiring and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. I bought the audio CD as I love to listen to books on the way to and from work and this one is of particularly high quality as the voice actor does an amazing job of using accents and real emotion while telling the story. I cannot recommend this book enough. It is most certainly my #1 favorite book so far.
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Don''t read in the dead of winter
Reviewed in the United States on July 3, 2020
The first time I read this book it was during a ''cold spell'' in February. Temps hovered below freezing for several days. I won''t do that again. The second time I read this book I was basking in 95 degrees of beautiful summer sunshine yet I was still feeling the bitter cold... See more
The first time I read this book it was during a ''cold spell'' in February. Temps hovered below freezing for several days. I won''t do that again. The second time I read this book I was basking in 95 degrees of beautiful summer sunshine yet I was still feeling the bitter cold of winter. This book is unbelievable in it''s scope of misery, optimism, hope, exhaustion and bravery. It truly is a testament of endurance. I rarely read a book twice but this one is an exception. It was well worth my short allotment of reading time and definitely worth the money. Read it and you''ll never take for granted all the abundance we have in our lives. Well written, vivid descriptions, heart wrenching and unbelievably optimistic.
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Mr. M. G. Wale
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What an incredible book, impossible to put down
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 22, 2017
This has to be one of the best books I have ever read, without doubt. It is utterly gripping, intricately and expertly written keeping you hooked on every word of every page. The story told here is simply remarkable and the attitude of the brave souls in it marvelously...See more
This has to be one of the best books I have ever read, without doubt. It is utterly gripping, intricately and expertly written keeping you hooked on every word of every page. The story told here is simply remarkable and the attitude of the brave souls in it marvelously retold. 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. Crucially important however, he manages to encapsulate the characters, attitudes and morale of every man aboard the fateful expedition and fantastically weaves a tale of immense suspense and intriguing description. How this has not been made into a movie for the modern day is frankly beyond me. Incredible book.
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Przemyslaw Korytkowski
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Great book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 10, 2020
An incredible adventure. The beginning was a little tough for me to read but the deeper I went the more I couldn''t put the book down. 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...See more
An incredible adventure. The beginning was a little tough for me to read but the deeper I went the more I couldn''t put the book down. 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. YouTubers name is Thoughty2.
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David Fong
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 15, 2020
One of the most gripping fact or fiction books ever written; one of the most ridiculous tales of adventure on the printed page. 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...See more
One of the most gripping fact or fiction books ever written; one of the most ridiculous tales of adventure on the printed page. 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. Every triumph seems momentary and desperate, life threatening jeopardy is seconds away. An absolute page turner and the fact this book has never been out of print says it all about its lasting legacy. Brilliant from start to finish - absolutely worth every penny and a book you''ll read and re-read over the years. 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.
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Niall
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Do not pass up the opportunity to read this book!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 1, 2020
What an amazing book. Could not put it down, I knew little to nothing of the story but it read like a thriller, made all the more engrossing by the fact it was all true. The details were incredible, and the achievement described within is amazing. I have to confess I was...See more
What an amazing book. Could not put it down, I knew little to nothing of the story but it read like a thriller, made all the more engrossing by the fact it was all true. The details were incredible, and the achievement described within is amazing. I have to confess I was emotional to the point of basically crying at the end, and that has rarely if ever happened from reading a book even though it is one of my favourite past times. Do not pass up the opportunity to read about one of THE great stories of modern times.
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Polar pluck (and luck)
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 17, 2021
A very British story of heroic failure that turned out to be a triumph of leadership and fortitude. Just before the outbreak of the First World War, gung-ho polar hero Sir Ernest Shackleton led a possibly foolhardy expedition to cross the Antarctic continent by dog sled....See more
A very British story of heroic failure that turned out to be a triumph of leadership and fortitude. Just before the outbreak of the First World War, gung-ho polar hero Sir Ernest Shackleton led a possibly foolhardy expedition to cross the Antarctic continent by dog sled. The company ran into trouble almost right away when their ship ‘Endurance’ became stranded in pack ice just off the coast and was subsequently smashed by the moving ice flows. The crew had to camp on the ice for a year, gradually drifting northwards and subsisting on sled rations, seals and puffins. Eventually they had to slaughter and eat the dogs. Using three small boats from the Endurance, the crew took to the sea and found temporary safety on a small island. Shackleton and a small crew then sailed one of the boats across the 650 miles across the treacherous Drake Passage to South Georgia island, where a whaling station was located. However, to reach civilization, Shackleton and two others still had to cross a perilous icy mountain range. Within three months all of the crew members had been rescued. The gripping story is reconstructed from the survivors’ diaries and ships logs. Given that the first part of the tale is about hanging around on the ice suffering from constipation (too much seal meat, apparently), then the second part clinging to small boats in heavy seas, suffering from frostbite and sea boils, the tale is well told. The importance of Shackleton in maintaining morale and finding a route out is obvious, but there is no feeling of the man, or even of his intrepid comrades. It is not that kind of book, more a daring boys’-own tale than an examination of what must have been a psychological trauma. It would have been helpful to have had a postscript describing what happened to the survivors.
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