Endurance: Shackleton's Extraordinary Voyage

Endurance: Shackleton's Extraordinary Voyage

By Daniel Bryce

  • Release Date: 2017-07-18
  • Genre: History
Score: 4.5
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Description

After years of preparation, the world's most experienced Antarctic explorer embarked on the most dramatic adventure of his life. Sir Ernest Shackleton had carefully picked crew and a stout, well-outfitted ship, the Endurance.

But he had no radio, the world was at war, and at the edge of the Antarctic continent, the ship froze in the sea ice. After months of immobility, it was crushed. Then began an impossible journey. With three tiny boats, the crew worked their way across frozen the Antarctic Sea.

This vivid book recounts the story of Shackleton's heroic voyage from South Georgia Island to Antarctica then back to South Georgia. It is a tribute to Shackleton and his crew's ability to fight for survival and one of the most harrowing adventures in history.

Reviews

  • Endurance: Shackleton's Extraordinary Voyage

    4
    By Sewanee Fan
    Terrific true story , however a little slow once the crew is no longer able to sail the Enduance. Enjoyed the extreme survival spirit of the ship's crew but it needed to move a little faster! I felt the ending needed to be up played more as that was the real triumph of the story.
  • Blow by Blow

    3
    By d8th
    I like historical non-fiction that provides a bit of insight, context and depth. While an excellent account of Shackleton's expedition, Endurance is sadly lacking in those areas. Too bad, as Bryce is an excellent chronicler and descriptive writer. A quick and bare bones account of an extraordinary undertaking.
  • Endurance

    5
    By Where is the food
    One of my favorite reads!! The leadership & fortitude should inspire everyone. He greatest fear was that he might loose a member of his team.

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