The Greatest Adventure Story Ever Told

Book - 1986
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
A well-researched story brilliantly recounts how twenty-eight men battled against almost insuperable odds in 1914 to return to civilization after their ship Endurance sank near the South Pole, now available in a deluxe gift edition featuring eighty-four spectacular photographs. Reprint.

Perseus Publishing
In December 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven men set sail from South Georgia for the South Pole aboard the Endurance, the object of their expedition to cross Antarctica overland. A month later the ship was beset in the ice of the Weddell Sea, just outside the Antarctic Circle. Temperatures dropped to 35 degrees Celsius below zero. Ice-moored, the Endurance drifted northwest for ten months before it was finally crushed. The ordeal, however, had barely begun. Now illustrated with expedition photographer Frank Hurley's breathtaking images of the crew, the wildlife, the stark beauty of the land and terrors of the sea at every stage of this grueling adventure, Alfred Lansing's already compelling narrative assumes even more staggering dramatic power in its depiction of the heroic endurance of Shackleton and his twenty-seven indefatigably courageous men.

Publisher: New York : Carrol and Graf, c1986, 1999
Edition: ed
ISBN: 9780786708420
Characteristics: p. :277 ; cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

soblessed59 Dec 19, 2012

Totally Immersive and Harrowing Story Of Survival 'Endurance The Greatest Adventure Story Ever Told' exceeded all my expectations for an exciting white-knuckle read. The author does an excellent job of drawing the reader into the scene,so that you feel the cold,wet and hunger,and the terror of being hunted by a huge leopard seal[you may remember the one in the film -Eight Below].

These men are outstanding how they were able to keep their morale so high,despite the circumstances.

The photos were also wonderful, and I greatly appreciated the fact that although this was a book about seamen,it avoid the use of profanity,ecept for just a few isolated instances,which made it a nice inoffensive read.

This is a book that once read will not be easily forgotten. Highly recommended for fans of adventure/survival stories.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings

No similar edition of this title was found at PPL.

Try searching for Endurance to see if PPL owns related versions of the work.

Suggest For Purchase

To Top