First published in 1959, and a bestseller ever since, Alfred Lansing's Endurance is not only the best of the many books about Shackleton's famous 1915 expedition, it is also one of the best - and most popular - adventure books ever written. In December 1914, the ship Endurance set sail from a remote whaling station on an island off the southern tip of Argentina. It was July, midwinter in Antarctica, and the darkness of the long polar night had been upon them for many weeks. Updated hourly. Shackleton was a great leader and deserved better than what he got from the world. This is an excellent photo and text over-view of the Endurance journey and the associated drama that followed its sinking. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. This book, as well as being a tribute to the explorer, was a practical effort to assist his family; Shackleton died some £40,000 in debt (equivalent to £2,200,324 in 2019) A further initiative was the establishment of a Shackleton Memorial Fund, which was used to assist the … You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. The account successfully reveals the seldom-seen domestic world of expedition life--the singsongs, feasts, lectures, camaraderie--so that when the hardships set in, we know these people beyond the stereotypical guise of mere explorers and long for their safety. Caroline Alexander's version is far and away the best of the lot. Everest Disaster. #4 South: Journals of His Last Expedition to Antarctica Ernest Shackleton 4.4 out of 5 stars 723 Hard… 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. Thus began two years of chilly misfortune, met by the crew's perseverance, and conveyed by Alexander in an elegant, subdued manner: The eerie portents of the ice close ever tighter around the Endurance, the helpless, hopeless, endless days follow one another on the ice pack, and finally Shackleton makes an outrageous bid to reach South Georgia Island, 900 miles distant, in one of the abandoned mother ship's small boatsthrough a hurricane, no less. Victoria McKernan is the acclaimed author of The Devil’s Paintbox and Shackleton’s Stowaway, a historical novel for young adults about the 18-year-old stowaway on Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 expedition to the South Pole. While Shackleton’s personal telling of … Readers will possess a newfound respect for these daring souls, know better their unthinkable toil and half-forgotten realm of glory. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 2, 2014. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage. Shackleton, by Roland Huntford reviewed by NC Weil My husband and I read this book aloud last winter. I was born at home in Texarkana, Texas on May 25, 1935.Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president and the nation was recovering from the great depression.My earliest and fondest memories were of summer days spent at my aunt Dot Musgrove's farm on Summerhill Road a few miles outside Texarkana. The Endurance is simply excellently told, and with captivating photography. I bought and read this book in a small paperback format. His images, which miraculously survived the ordeal, give the story an added palpability in time and space. Paperback. Incredible true life-threatening adventure, Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2019. Alexander is curating a forthcoming exhibition on their plight. 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