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Through the diaries of team members and interviews with survivors, Lansing reconstructs the months of terror and hardship the Endurance crew suffered. In October of 1915, there "were no helicopters, no Weasels, no Sno-Cats, no suitable planes. Thus their plight was naked and terrifying in its simplicity. If they were to get out--they had to get themselves out." How Shackleton did indeed get them out without the loss of a single life is at the heart of Lansing's magnificent true-life adventure tale. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Survival at sea, and a most treacherous sea at that. To top it off, the survival was made by a handful of seamen, led by a stern and capable man, survived the wintertime seas at... Read morePublished 12 hours ago by Mort Mason
Excellently written account of an unbelievable but true story! So glad to have read it and I highly recommend it.Published 4 days ago by N. Wright
Throughout the book I was made to wonder by the immediacy of the descriptions how I would have fared. Not well, I'm afraid, which made the read all the more awe inspiring.Published 6 days ago by Barbara Morrell
I hate giving one star to a book I really enjoyed, but this star is for the publisher, and their lazy attempt at a kindle edition. Read morePublished 6 days ago by RVRoadie
Even though I knew the basic story and how it ended I was still engrossed in the book. A true story of man's fight against nature.Published 6 days ago by Thomas Fletcher