SHACKLETON'S VALIANT VOYAGE by Alfred Lansing
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SHACKLETON'S VALIANT VOYAGE

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The seventeen month ordeal of Sir Ernest Shackleton in 1914 as he set out for the third time to reach the South Pole, has been described in gripping detail by Alfred Lansing in his book Endurance. In this shortened version, none of the horror or feeling of triumph is lost. Under conditions, the mere thought of which would discourage most men--hunger, cold, menacing weather, wild animals, monotony, and isolation--Shackleton and his intrepid crew pursued their goal. More than a story of exploration and adventure, this is a documentation of heroism, the likes of which have seldom been paralleled in modern history.

Pub Date: Feb. 23rd, 1960
Publisher: McGraw-Hill