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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.
An absolutely remarkable story of determination, leadership, teamwork and camaraderie against impossible obstacles and odds. A must read for anyone looking for inspiration.Published 12 hours ago by MichaelS
Alfred Lansing did the world a favor by heavily researching Shackleton's voyage. This story has easily been overlooked by the headlines of World War I which increases the... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amory Ross
This story of determination and survival couldn't be believed if it weren't true. And boy, can Lansing tell a tale. Highly recommended.Published 2 days ago by Bookworm
this is a good story. the book lacked adequate descriptions of much of the equipment and tools being used, especially the nature of the survival boats. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Mark Kogan
a must read to understand the capabilities and "endurance" mankind is capable of. The human spirit is truly amazing. A life changing book.Published 3 days ago by Dianne Hanson
The story of Earnest Shackleton's ill-fated transcontinental expedition of the Antarctic taken from personal interviews and diaries of members of the expedition. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Nostalgia
This story about the challenges of the expedition bring to life the leadership of Shackleton and the daring of the choices he made to save his men.Published 6 days ago by Roberta
Simply put, the greatest story ever lived. Lived to tell about! This book will rivet the reader like the best adventure novel ever written, except that it really happened. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Jeff Fast
Love the heroic era of exploration, also good fireside read for getting through the winter. Snuggle up and read onPublished 8 days ago by jimfish-now