SHACKLETON’S INCREDIBLE VOYAGE (Carroll & Graf Publishers) by
Alfred Lansing. Nonfiction. 1959. 282 pages. I read this book about two
months ago and was totally blown away by this true life story. “Endurance..”
is about Ernest Shackleon’s 1914 expedition to the Antarctic and how he
and his 27 man crew become stranded there for over two years. It is an
amazing story of survival.
I had planned on writing a full review for this
book, but this story has suddenly become very popular and I can’t write
anything that you can't read or watch elsewhere. Besides, this story is
something you should realize on your own and not through some half ass
book review. Although I liked the way this book is written, you can find
these facts/details anywhere.
books have been published (including a beautiful hardcover
photograph book), a movie
is airing on tv, PBS’s Nova
just aired an amazing documentary detailing the adventure, and The
Museum of Science in Boston has an incredible movie showing in its
Omni Theater (huge theater where the screen completely surrounds you).
Therefore, I am not going to review this book, but I highly recommend
reading or watching something about Shackleton and this unbelievable
story. – Denis Sheehan