It reads like a thrilling fiction novel, but the fact that it is non-fiction makes it even more astounding. Not this time. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. 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. The expedition failed to accomplish its objective, but became recognized instead as an amazing feat of endurance. Sir Ernest Shackleton was one of the most known polar explorers of his day. YouTubers name is Thoughty2. Orion Pub Co; 2002nd edition (December 1, 2001). Alfred Lansing's book, written in 1958 from interviews and journals of the survivors, is now back in print. Endurance : Shackleton's Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic. Fabulous! Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition was the remarkable final chapter in the Heroic Age of Exploration. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of 282 pages and is available in Hardcover format. The book is fascinating and really shows you the incredible power of human resilience and tenacity. In 1914, just as World War 1 was starting, Ernest Shackleton embarked on a journey to cross the Antarctic continent in the Endurance. 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 dramatization DVD Kenneth Branagh (2002) Frozen Planet Complete Series - BBC DVD and Blu-ray Instant video. It's a well documented and exciting story with a bit of a history lesson that really held my interest. An American journalist who wrote for Collier's, among other magazines and was later an editor for Time, Inc. Books. The way they engineer their own rescue is hardly to be believed. it's amazing that anyone survived this ordeal let alone all of them. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Alfred Lansing as a native of Chicago. Would highly recommend if you're looking for a good book that you will have trouble putting down. 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. Alfred Lansing's scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book -- with over 200,000 copies sold -- has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip. I rarely re-read books, but this was such a gripping, true-life adventure, and well told, that I have read it three times in the last fifteen years. 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. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. What an incredible story! Although this book was nonfiction, it read like a thriller. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Expeditions & Discoveries World History (Books), © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. 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. Shackleton Endurance Expedition. What is the challenge for us mortals in the 21st century? 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. There are always some details that make the story just a little less dramatic than in the made-for-TV movie. So when I came across this book, originally published in 1959, the time had finally arrived. January 1st 1959 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. The book gave me several adrenaline rushes...it's that well written. I kept saying to myself that there are few humans today that are as tough as those men. '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. Endurance, Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing, Narrated by Simon Prebble, Blackstone Audio Book. Through all of this, Shackleton has never lost a man. The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition, Wild at Heart Revised and Updated: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul, Sovereignty: The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Men, Manhood in the Making: Cultural Concepts of Masculinity, South: The Illustrated Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917, The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey, 40 Thieves on Saipan: The Elite Marine Scout-Snipers in One of WWII's Bloodiest Battles, Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West. I just finished reading 2 of Grann’s books - Lost City of Z & The White Darkness. What a page turner. The latter is the story of Henry Worsley, the grandson of Frank Worsley one of the “extraordinary” men in Lansing’s Endurance. Their ship was trapped by pack ice short of their destination and eventually crushed. Unable to add item to List. The Endurance is a short, quickly-paced book about Ernest Shackleton’s failed expedition to cross the Antarctic. Endurance is his best known work. Book Description INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US, United States, 2015. A modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, SuperSummary offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. As a help in biding the time, Shackleton also lent members of the crew books from his personal library, the exact contents of which were unknown, until recently. 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. This is because of the constant distress and horrible conditions the crew experienced for such a long time. The Granger Collection, New York Save 30% off a Britannica Premium subscription and gain access to exclusive content. The Endurance by Caroline Alexander is a non fiction book about an explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew as they try to become the first explorers to cross Antarctica on foot. Believe he's the only c. Nice review! 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. Language: English. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage. The beginning was a little tough for me to read but the deeper I went the more I couldn't put the book down. The Endurance - Book Alfred Lansing. 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. Start by marking “Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage” as Want to Read: Error rating book. 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. 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. Shackleton and a crew of 27 (plus one stowaway) first headed to the Weddell Sea on the ship Endurance. What adds to the appeal of the book is the wonderful color throughout - details of how the men made life bearable during this unbea. We’d love your help. 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. 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. Brand new Book. Every triumph seems momentary and desperate, life threatening jeopardy is seconds away. He then joined the United Press and in 1952 became a freelance writer. Shackleton dramatization DVD Kenneth Branagh (2002) Frozen Planet Complete Series - BBC DVD and Blu-ray Instant video. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 15, 2020. A major book retailer used to list this book as Number One among "Winter Sports." Awesome book! A REMARKABLE TALE OF SURVIVAL, SUPERBLY TOLD. Superb, gripping account of an incredible journey, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 16, 2017. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This book really put into perspective what a challenge truly is. 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. Perfect for an armchair traveler, it read like a novel and I couldn't put it down! Shackleton and his crew of 27 set out to sea on his boat Endurance on August 8th, 1914. Custom Search Disclosure: I may earn a commission when you use a link on this site to make a purchase on another website. The expedition intends to … Incredible book. 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. Ernest Shackleton’s most popular book is Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage. That was a mistake, because this amazing, grueling and true account of men against the elements is anything but *sportif*. The Endurance - Book Alfred Lansing. For five months Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the world's most savage regions. Some sources reckoned him to be possibly the greatest leader that ever lived. 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. The unbelievable and tragical story of the Ernest Shackleton's expedition to Antarctica and their struggle to survive for an interminable period of time. A Riveting True Story of Adventure, Survival and Hope, Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2014. Thus began the legendary ordeal of Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men. It is these extraordinary photographs that are among those produced in this illustrated edition of Alfred Lansing's harrowing and inspiring classic. Every single man got home safely. 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. An absolute page turner and the fact this book has never been out of print says it all about its lasting legacy. I am almost unable to express my feelings about this amazing and unbelievable story. There was a problem loading your book clubs. This was my introduction to Shackleton, and I am left reeling from the experience. This is being advertised as a story of "leadership" and "heroism" when it's more like the opposite. By far one of the best books I’ve ever read, & I’ve read many! Well that’s some claim and it’s something I knew I'd have to look into sooner or later. That was a mistake, because this amazing, grueling and true account of men against the elements is anything but *sportif*. I finished the last paragraph with tears running down my face and shaking my head in disbelief. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Why should I read this book instead of Shackleton's own account? 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. I feel thankful to those who travelled to the place where I'd never venture. An incredible adventure. Shackleton dramatization DVD Kenneth Branagh (2002) Frozen Planet Complete Series - BBC DVD and Blu-ray Instant video. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Shackleton named his ship Endurance, borrowing from his family motto: “By endurance we conquer.”. Thrilling and exciting!! The real reasons for people doing the unfathomable are almost always impossible to explain in. 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. Thanks for exploring this SuperSummary Study Guide of “Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage” by Alfred Lansing. 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. It is utterly gripping, intricately and expertly written keeping you hooked on every word of every page. 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! I've been to Ireland & even the island of Inishmore but haven't made it t. Tom Crean was indeed an amazing character in terms of Antarctic exploration. Antarctica - A Year on Ice DVD and Blu-ray Instant video . Believe he's the only crew member who accompanied both Shackelton's and Scott's failed bids for the pole. Please try again. 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. Alfred Lansing's book, written in 1958 from interviews and journals of the survivors, is now back in print. 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. In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. Hurley took this photograph of Shackleton’s cabin in March 1915, two months after the Endurance became trapped in ice. Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2015. What an incredible book, impossible to put down, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 22, 2017. Put simply, reading this book is an utterly humbling experience. This is quite the tale, what a crazy adventure! Ernest Shackleton's ship the Endurance sinking in the ice of the Weddell Sea, while a team of sled dogs looks on, November 1915. 'A thrilling reading experience! Please try your request again later. I recommend this audiobook too because the narrator work was superb. Fabulous! Paperback. Forced to abandon ship, the men were trapped on ice floes for months while they drifted north. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. I obtained this book via one of Amazon's second-hand sellers and was so pleased with the price and condition of the book, which arrived very promptly indeed. How this has not been made into a movie for the modern day is frankly beyond me. 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. The Shackleton Endurance expedition to Antarctica between 1914 and 1916 is one of the most amazing stories of survival. Ernest Shackleton and his crew of 27 men have taken away my man card. 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. I rarely re-read books, but this was such a gripping, true-life adventure, and well told, that I have read it three times in the last fifteen years. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. The details often are so descriptive and redundant due to the scope of the story, that it sometimes becomes repetitive and familiar. Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2019. Their extraordinary indefatigability and their lasting civility towards one another in the most adverse conditions shines through. Endurance tells the story of Shackleton and his crew and their Arctic expedition. I recommend this book to add to the collection of those books that give us the knowledge of what it takes to conquer a goal. Anyone 12 or older will be blown away by this true story & this writer! Shackleton's mission failed, but the resulting adventure became one of the most celebrated accounts of man's survival against unbelievable odds. Always cold. 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 ag. In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance and set sail for Antarctica, where he planned to cross the last uncharted continent on foot. Writing in the 1950s, Lansing was able to suppleme. I know this is an incredible survival story, but I have to call bullshit. Brilliant from start to finish - absolutely worth every penny and a book you'll read and re-read over the years. 10/5 ⭐️'s: An exciting, epic battle of survival; Stoicism to the nth degree. In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance and set sail for Antarctica, where he planned to cross the last uncharted continent on foot. He was sent home early due to bad health. In October 1915, still half a continent away from their objective, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. 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. Like many great tales, Shackleton’s story is one of failure. Custom Search Disclosure: I may earn a commission when you use a link on this site to make a purchase on another website. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 will be long remembered as a Dumpster fire of a year. ‘Endurance’ is Alfred Lansing’s very thorough, workmanlike but effective and affecting – at times moving account of Shackleton’s ‘Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic’. It blows my mind to think of what these men went through and how they survived being stuck in Antarctica for years. There’s a reason why people remember Alfred Lansing for this book, and why they remember Shackleton’s failed expedition primarily through it: Endurance is an exceptionally researched and beautifully written book on a topic And by “beautifully written,” we mean “written in a way they don’t write books anymore”: Lansing’s prose belongs more to the 19th century than to the modern age, but that should be off-putting only to those who, unlike the protagonist of the book, are not persistent and tenaci… From there, they returned in a ship to rescue the men left behind on Elephant Island. Lansing is a master for the description of those explorers hardships, desire to follow Shacketon' orders. Tom Crean was indeed an amazing character in terms of Antarctic exploration. It blows my mind to think of what these men went through and how they survived being stuck in Antarctica for years. Welcome back. The book starts with the. The description really paints a true picture of the hellacious conditions that they continued to face time and time again. 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. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2018. I think it is due for another re-read! 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. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Custom Search Disclosure: I may earn a commission when you use a link on this site to make a purchase on another website. A well written, detailed but always exciting book on Shackleton’s life. We had reached the naked soul of man.”, National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction (1960). Alfred Lansing's book, written in 1958 from interviews and journals of the survivors, is now back in print. I'm in the midst of a hugely enjoyable 'read lots of books about polar exploration' marathon - and having 'done' Scott, moved on to Shackleton. The author interviewed survivors of the ill-fated 1914 expedition to Antarctica and also used some of their diaries as his source material. This is a very detailed (true) story about men trying to survive in a very hostile environment in c. 1915. The main characters of this non fiction, history story are Ernest Shackleton, . The way they engineer their own rescue is hardly to be believed. 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. This detailed literature summary also contains Topics for Discussion and a Free Quiz on Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing. Reviewed in the United States on November 17, 2018. Find books like Endurance from the world’s largest community of readers. Antarctica - A Year on Ice DVD and Blu-ray Instant video . Grann suggested Endurance as a worthy read. I used to be OK with letting such stuff go as a "conversation starter" but I now think such fuzziness is too dangerous. Please try again. Truly incredible. Miraculously, throughout this ordeal, the expedition's photographer, Frank Hurley, protected his negatives and photographs from destruction. Sadly, many creatures and peaceful animals paid the price for mans survival. In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton leads twenty-seven men on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The men ran into more than their fair share of trouble, to put it lightly. Reviewed in the United States on September 16, 2017. 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