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  • ENDURANCE.
  • Imported from USA.

In the summer of 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton set off aboard the
Endurance bound for the South Atlantic. The goal of his
expedition was to cross the Antarctic overland, but more than a
year later, and still half a continent away from the intended
base, the Endurance was trapped in ice and eventually was
crushed. For five months Shackleton and his crew survived on
drifting ice packs in one of the most savage regions of the
world before they were finally able to set sail again in one of
the ship's lifeboats. Alfred Lansing's Endurance: Shackleton's
Incredible Voyage is a white-knuckle account of this astounding
odyssey.

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.

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