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Lansing was a native of Chicago, Illinois.

Lansing was a native of Chicago, Illinois. After serving in the . Navy from 1940–46, where he received a Purple Heart, he enrolled at North Park College and later at Northwestern University, where he majored in journalism.

Alfred Lansing's book, written in 1958 from interviews and journals of the survivors, is now back in print. It’s a riveting tale of adventure, survival and hope. It is also a rare historical, non-fiction book that is as exciting as any novel. It’s a riveting tale of adventure, survival and hope

Through the diaries of team members and interviews with survivors, Lansing reconstructs the months of terror and hardship the Endurance crew suffered. In October of 1915, there "were no helicopters, no Weasels, no Sno-Cats, no suitable planes. Thus their plight was naked and terrifying in its simplicity. Alfred Lansing's book, written in 1958 from interviews and journals of the survivors, is now back in print.

This book was incredible and uplifting

The intrigue begins in the author’s introduction. This book was incredible and uplifting. Whenever our backs are against the wall or facing a challenge that seems insurmountable, it’s good to remember the brave men of the Endurance.

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In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance and set sail for Antarctica, where he planned to cross the last uncharted continent on foot. In January 1915, after battling its way through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. Thus began the legendary ordeal of Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men. For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted northwest before it was finally crushed between two ice floes.

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Exemplifying this year's theme of exploration and discovery, Endruance takes us on a fateful voyage to the ice-bound Antaractic seas. We hope that this tale of heroism and human endurance will spark your imagination and encourage you to discuss it with other Indianapolis residents.

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Reading this book, I found I was looking for ice floes while driving down the street to the grocery. At the grocery, I considered food that could be preserved for a year. I was even looking strangely at my dog, and I love my dog.

Endurance was one of the best books I've ever read.
Have you ever had a horrible nightmare from which you thought you wouldn’t be awakened from? A nightmare so bad that you felt deep consternation even after waking up from it. Quite glad did you become when realization came to you that it was just a dream - now you were in your warm bed, and you are safe. This book is the story of Ernest Shackleton and his 27 men. The difference between your nightmare and theirs is that there was no awakening for them- theirs was real. They lost their ship during Antarctic expedition, named "Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition."

Before the expedition, Shackleton named the ship "Endurance" from his family motto, "Fortitudine vincimus" (By endurance we conquer). Very interesting is it to know the crew survived between the wreckage of their ship, Endurance, and their rescue only though tough endurance, so shows their story from this book. The author of this book, Alfred Lansing, was a journalist all his life. He has done a great job at compiling official sail records, each crew's journal, background world’s history, personal interviews, ship's manufacture features, and all the information relevant to Endurance and expedition. Through this book will you gain many new perspectives in respect to this expedition, if you already knew their story. If you didn’t know about them, while reading this book, you will feel as though you are their stowaway crew member, having survived along with them on their unexpected 17-month-long journey and be awed at how so did they

At times, I slowed down and carefully read with wrinkles between my eyes with much concern for the crew members' well-being. I was worried something horrific might come upon the crew when they run out of food, water; some fell off the boat; many had frostbite; and one had gangrene on his toes from severe frostbite. At other times, I burst out laughing loudly at funny jokes that they made each other, and positive mindset, despite their grim ordeal.

Shackleton's leadership could be a matter of interest to you. He showed countless courageous leadership decisions and sacrifices for his crew throughout the journey. Had it not been for his innate leadership, I am certain the rest of 27 men would not have seen their family ever again. On voyage, they would toast by saying "For our wives and children. May they never meet." Then did they not have a slightest inkling on how Shackleton would lead them from the grasp of death in the coming months.
What a page turner. Lansing is a master for the description of those explorers hardships, desire to follow Shacketon' orders. I kept saying to myself that there are few humans today that are as tough as those men. I recommend this book to add to the collection of those books that give us the knowledge of what it takes to conquer a goal.
The greatest adventure story of all time. Simply amazing. Purchase the hardcover 100th anniversary edition, that was just published.
The actual photographs of the Endurance stuck in the ice are worth the price of the new edition. I have read this book several times over
the years and it never fails to excite.
This is a very gripping, spell-binding story. What these men endured was actually quite unbelievable. They did survive,and many of them recorded their plight in their diaries, which also survived. This story is pieced together from those diaries. They set out on a super-human journey. They intended to be the first to cross Antarctica on foot and with dog sleds. What they actually experienced made that task seem like a piece of cake. They became ice-bound before they ever even reached Antarctica. They spent a winter on their ice-bound ship before it was destroyed by the pressure of the ice. Then they survived on ice, making several vain attempts to make it to open sea. When they finally found open water, they had only small boats, and they were on the most treacherous seas on the planet, hundreds of miles from civilization. Miraculously, a subset of these survivors made it a whaling station where their leader organized a rescue party to rescue the rest of the crew.

Each challenge these men, set out in great detail, was obviously impossible to meet. But after meeting each challenge, they faced an even greater challenge.
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Polar Regions
ISBN: 0297643568
Category: Travel
Subcategory: Polar Regions
Language: English
Publisher: TED SMART; 1st Edition edition (1999)
Pages: 282 pages