Alfred Lansing, 'Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage,' Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, 1959. This copy is the thirty-fourth printing of January, 2006.
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage is a 282 page softcover measuring 8" x 5". The cover has some light wear and creases to the back cover and creases along the outer edges. Inside, there is a brief inscription to the previous owner on the front endpage, but the rest of the pages are clean and crisp and the binding is tight.
Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England, in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way for six weeks through a thousand miles of pack ice and now only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked inside an island of ice. For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted northwest before it was finally crushed. But for Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men the ordeal had barely begun. It would end only after a near-miraculous journey to Shackleton and a skeleton crew through over 850 miles of the South Atlantic's heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization.
This astonishing tale of survival by Shackleton and all twenty-seven of his men for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansing's brilliantly narrated book has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip. This new edition of the all-time bestseller has been augmented with maps and illustrations.