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READ & DOWNLOAD Endurance FREE READ Endurance 107 FREE READ µ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Alfred Lansing This is a new reading of the thrilling account of one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded In August of 1914 the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic In October 1915 still half a continent away fro. Beholdthe gentleman whose exploits crushed the last vestiges of manhood from my fragile psyche Psstdon t mention this to my wife as she thinks she took care of this years ago Stranded for over a year in the most inhospitable climate on the face of the Earth literally one tiny step away from complete disaster due to starvation extreme weather or the ice flows on which they lived deciding to crack and deposit into the freezing depths below Holy persevering manliness Batman I was wincing shuddering and cringing just reading about this ordeal from the creaturey comfort of my toasty warm bed while maintaining a glass of wine within reaching distance Now I m not a non fiction survival story expert but this has to be pretty close to the absolute limit of human endurance both physically and psychologically This is one of the stories that will reset your perspective on what the human animal is capable of and I highly recommend you avail yourself of the opportunity to reboot your mind set It will make your daily grind seem like a daily paradiseHIGHLIGHTS AND PHOTOSThe story tells of the amazing nut shrinking bowel tightening faith testing life affirming expedition of Ernest Shackleton and his crew of 27 as they were stranded while trying to make the first trans antarctic crossing in 1914 There e no way I can convey to you in this review the sense of astonishment and awe that you ll get from being witness to 300 pages of constant relentless extreme hardship and danger and the ceaseless intrepidity and unmitigated strength of will exhibited in by these menTherefore here are some highlights and photos that offer just a taste of what these men went through Saltwater Boils aka pips or pigeonsa condition where grit and dirt from clothing usually around the wrists create small abrasions that become infected and cause severe pain if not treated These things were mentioned as a casual passing comment and all I could think was they had to suffer through those for months with no medical attention and only making them worse No photos of this A little too grossUsing packed snow as toilet papernot just once mind you but for almost a year Not trying to be overly graphic here but can you imagine the soreness and chafing that this led to in a part of the body that does not abide chafing Add to that the diet that these men had to endure and the increased strain it placed on the bowels and my privileged mind was aching with imagined pain Again photos withheld because I couldn t find any for propriety s sakeAnemomainia aka wind madness are you fucking kidding me I had never heard of this before but this is a condition whereby normal people go bat shitty bonkers when exposed to constant severe winds that simplydonotstop Leave it to Mother Nature to come up with this unusual form of torturenasty bitch And while I m not showing photos of ice wiping or grit boils here is a shot that gives you some idea of the winds these men were facing up to 100 mph 80 hours without sleep At one point a group of men with Shackleton survived for over 3 full days without sleep I may not sleep as much as most people but you take away my shut eye for 24 hours and I m apt to go on a 3 state killing spree At most these guys got a bit cranky Dogs Penguins and Sea Leopardsoh my The only diet these men had for over a year consisted of penguins one sea leopard and eventually their own dogs This last part was incredibly moving because the men for all of their hunger were reluctant to resort to these brave animals that had been their stout companions throughout the ordeal In the end they did what they had to and the animal lover in me had zero issue with it Respectful sad and necessary Removal of gangrenous appendages Nuff said I think except for the almost preternatural courage and good humor with which the enterprise was conducted These were a group of rare individuals FINAL THOUGHTSLansing s prose is wonderfully balanced He tells the story without hyperbole or excess melodrama and lets the reality of the tale provide all of the drama and tension It is than enough to keep you white knuckled and awed The journal entries and notes from the men involved to which Lansing had unprecedented access provide essential flavor to the story and increase the sense of intimacy Throughout the hellish ordeal endured by these men the two things that struck me than anything else were 1 the unfailing sense of good will and camaraderie that persisted between the men and 2 that NO ONE DIED I m not sure which fact was astounding to me but they are both truly worthy of an eye bulging jaw drop A truly inspirational saga of men prevailing over seemingly impossible odds and nightmarish conditions and making this sacrifice at the alter of the human need for exploration and the conuering of the unknown 50 stars HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION

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READ & DOWNLOAD Endurance FREE READ Endurance 107 FREE READ µ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Alfred Lansing E in an open boat across the stormiest ocean in the world and an overland trek through forbidding glaciers and mountains The book recounts a harrowing adventure but ultimately it is the nobility of these men and their indefatigable will that shines throug. I am almost unable to express my feelings about this amazing and unbelievable story I finished the last paragraph with tears running down my face and shaking my head in disbeliefIf this were a work of fiction you d barely believe it but you d credit Alfred Lansing for his story telling and imagination It s not fiction and you can t help but find yourself in a perpetual state of awe over these men and their optimism faith humor determination and endurance I felt uite unworthy on every pageShackleton and his men who uickly become as helpless and isolated from the outside world as if they were on another planet show you just as uickly the best that humans can be And Alfred Lansing brings them all back to life with his concise and inspired writing

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READ & DOWNLOAD Endurance FREE READ Endurance 107 FREE READ µ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Alfred Lansing M its intended base the ship was trapped then crushed in the ice For five months Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men drifting on ice packs were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world Lansing describes how the men survived a 1000 mile voyag. What an incredible story This was my introduction to Shackleton and I am left reeling from the experience I chose Endurance to add symmetry to my list Earlier this year I read In the Kingdom of Ice Hampton Sides excellent book about a doomed expedition to the North Pole and I thought I should balance the hemispheres by reading about a South Pole expedition Lansing s book was highly rated by GR friends and justifiably soWhat struck me about the writing was how modern it was Lansing had good descriptions great storytelling and created a powerful momentum to the events These techniues are now widely used in narrative nonfiction especially among popular history writers such as Sides Nathaniel Philbrick and Laura Hillenbrand I mention this because Lansing s book was originally published in 1959 but didn t become a bestseller until decades later when a publisher who was a fan decided to reprint it Lansing was definitely ahead of his timeSidenote In the 2014 edition that I had Philbrick wrote a great introduction about Lansing and his book and it included this bit of wisdom One of the biggest challenges for a writer of nonfiction is to avoid using too much of his or her hard won material A great and enduring book isn t comprehensive it is highly even ruthlessly selective zeroing in on the most evocative and illustrative moments while dispensing with the clutter that might prevent the high points from resonating to maximum effectBut back to the adventure In 1914 Ernest Shackleton wanted to make the first land crossing of Antarctica The South Pole had previously been discovered but Shackleton hoped to lead an expedition from sea to sea However his ship never reached the continent it became stuck in ice in the Weddell Sea and was eventually crushed and destroyed by the ice packShackleton and his men had to camp on an ice floe and slowly drifted out to sea When the floe became unreliable they set out in lifeboats in hopes of reaching an island At this point this book was so compelling that it was affecting my sleep I dreamt that I was stranded on an iceberg and was relieved to wake up in a bed in a house on land in a warm climate and with food readily availableThe men reached Elephant Island which was remote and unlikely to be visited by any other ships Shackleton and a few men then set out again in a lifeboat for South Georgia Island which was about 800 miles away Amazingly they reached the island despite wicked winds and dangerous seas and then had to make a difficult land crossing to the other side to reach a dock with some whaling shipsAfter several attempts Shackleton was finally able to procure a ship that was sturdy enough to rescue the men stranded on Elephant Island making for an emotional reunion If you think I reached the end of this adventure without getting a little misty eyed you would be wrong Shackleton was such an inspirational leader that I understand why he has become so revered Lansing did some impressive reporting by interviewing the survivors of the expedition and he also had access to numerous journals and logbooks I listened to this on audio narrated by Simon Prebble and it was excellent I also recommend looking through a print copy of the book to see the photographs from the expedition including some jaw dropping photos of the ship stuck in iceI highly recommend this book to fans of history or true adventureFavorite uotesFew men have borne the responsibility Shackleton did at that moment Though he certainly was aware that their situation was desperate he could not possibly have imagined then the physical and emotional demands that ultimately would be placed upon them the rigors they would have to endure the sufferings to which they would be subjected They were for all practical purposes alone in the frozen Antarctic seas It had been very nearly a year since they had last been in contact with civilization Nobody in the outside world knew they were in trouble much less where they were They had no radio transmitter with which to notify any would be rescuers and it is doubtful that any rescuers could have reached them even if they had been able to broadcast an SOS It was 1915 and there were no helicopters no Weasels no Sno Cats no suitable planes Thus their plight was naked and terrifying in its simplicity If they were to get out they had to get themselves outIn all the world there is no desolation complete than the polar night It is a return to the Ice Age no warmth no life no movement Only those who have experienced it can fully appreciate what it means to be without the sun day after day and week after week Few men unaccustomed to it can fight off its effects altogether and it has driven some men mad

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  • Endurance
  • Alfred Lansing
  • English
  • 04 March 2019
  • 9781433206290

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