Endurance: An Epic of Polar Adventure

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W. W. Norton & Company, Feb 1, 2000 - History - 310 pages
42 Reviews
The legendary tale of Ernest Shackleton's grueling Antarctic expedition, recounted in riveting first-person detail by the captain of HMS Endurance.
  

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User Review  - Gr112 - Goodreads

Very interesting read. What these men survived was incredible! Read full review

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User Review  - Lisa Hunt - Goodreads

This was an amazing story, but the writing was a bit clunky for me. It was written by the actual captain of the ship back in the 30's, so I didn't expect it to be the best writing ever, which is why I ... Read full review

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Contents

Preface
xv
Foreword
xxv
We Lose the Endurance
xxix
Looking Back
17
On the Packice
40
We Reach Elephant Island
54
On Elephant Island
72
The Boat Journey Begins
101
The Rescue
163
Northwards Once More
180
The Ross Sea Party
198
In Northern Waters
217
Southwards Again
245
Shackleton Looks Back
266
The Death of a Hero
290
Index
303

We Reach South Georgia
123
The Crossing of South Georgia
145

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A native New Zealander, Frank A. Worsley served as a reserve officer in the Royal Navy before becoming captain of the Endurance. He commanded two ships in World War I, for which he was decorated, sailed with Shackleton again in 1921, and in 1925 was the joint leader of the British Arctic Exploration. Worsley died in 1943.

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