Buy Used
£0.33
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Hemingways
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: In VERY GOOD overall condition, with some signs of previous ownership. Daily dispatch from UK warehouse
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Endurance: An Epic of Polar Adventure Hardcover – 14 Apr 1999


See all 9 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£0.31
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Product details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co.; Reprint edition (14 April 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393046842
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393046847
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 14.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,206,611 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
First Sentence
SIR Ernest Shackleton, Frank Wild, his Second in Command, and I were sitting in Shackleton's cabin in the Endurance. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Nov. 2002
Format: Paperback
If this were not a true story it would be dismissed as too far fetched. Yet this is a true and authenticated event. How ever these men stayed sane and alive through what must have been months of continual fear, physical misery, and hunger I do not know.
Reading it I realised time and time again I would not have survived even the early stages of their distress.
Its well written without added drama or unnecessary adjectives and I think this helps make the events more real. One of those books I just could not put down.
The photographs are clear and illustrate the text well.
My only disappointment was that the map supplied did not name many of the islands and places referred to in the text. I had to open an atlas to track their progress.
An amazing true story of courage, determination and challenge in the face of severe and continual adversity.
This is on my list for a re-read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 May 1999
Format: Hardcover
You'll be embarassed to read this fantastic story of tremendous hardship and longsuffering hope as you sit in the comfort of your favorite chair or curled up under the covers in your bed. What a great accomplishment for these adventurers! How tough these men were! What a different era that was not so long ago!
I cannot imagine how they made it through the mess they were in. How is it possible to survive in perpetual cold and wet? The length of time they lived in the various components of this adventure, the amazing visual perspective and the power of nature at her worst which they experienced, and the strength of character and courage all these men exhibited combines to make a most inspiring tale --and it is all true!
I have always been attraced to artworks from that time that depict the frozen parts of the earth. Specifically, Frederick Church's painting of "The Icebergs", "The Aurora Borealis", and many other paintings of ships, ice, and wrecks by a variety of artists, as well as stories of exploration which have influenced me since my youth. Worsley's account of the Endurance has been a remarkable journey for me as well.
Skip the preface and foreward which give too much away --but read this book if you have any spirit of adventure within you! Prepare to be astounded at what we can do, at least what some of us can do when the need arises.
Jack Anglin
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 42 reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Leadership and Courage 17 July 2000
By Ross Sargent - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Having just returned from Salem, Massachusetts and visiting the Peabody Museum which is exhibiting Hurley's photographs (and some movie footage) of the Endurance voyage, I continue to be moved by the character of these men. If you want to know what constitutes leadership qualities as well as individual and collective character then read this book. You will come away asking all sorts of questions from "where do we get these men" to "do the times make the man", as well as a host of other questions. In an era of celebrity worship and self promoting it is inspiring to read of a time when men were committed to the long haul and did not opt for a short term payoff. Alas, you will also come away with a feeling that only so much in the way of leadership skills can be taught or learned...much comes from the early cut of the man fashioned in the womb and in his youth.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Chapter on Survival and Will 12 Oct. 2001
By A NJ Reader - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I read this book because I had a passing interest in the story of the doomed ship. What I found was a great tale of will and courage in the face of overwhelming odds. This book sparked my interest in polar exploration and the explorers. Shackleton's story is a great one that should be read by anyone with an interest in Man's triumph over nature.
Note, the reader should have some prior background of the Endurance, since the book starts with the ships destruction.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Overcoming the odds 2 Aug. 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Without a doubt the best adventure book I've ever read. I found myself reading section after section of this incredible story out loud to my wife. Part of the reason this particular book is so compelling is that it is written by the Captain of the Endurance and not someone removed from this epic by decades of perspective. A truly inspiring story.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
An almost unbelievable story of courage and perseverance! 7 May 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
You'll be embarassed to read this fantastic story of tremendous hardship and longsuffering hope as you sit in the comfort of your favorite chair or curled up under the covers in your bed. What a great accomplishment for these adventurers! How tough these men were! What a different era that was not so long ago!
I cannot imagine how they made it through the mess they were in. How is it possible to survive in perpetual cold and wet? The length of time they lived in the various components of this adventure, the amazing visual perspective and the power of nature at her worst which they experienced, and the strength of character and courage all these men exhibited combines to make a most inspiring tale --and it is all true!
I have always been attraced to artworks from that time that depict the frozen parts of the earth. Specifically, Frederick Church's painting of "The Icebergs", "The Aurora Borealis", and many other paintings of ships, ice, and wrecks by a variety of artists, as well as stories of exploration which have influenced me since my youth. Worsley's account of the Endurance has been a remarkable journey for me as well.
Skip the preface and foreward which give too much away --but read this book if you have any spirit of adventure within you! Prepare to be astounded at what we can do, at least what some of us can do when the need arises.
Jack Anglin
17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
The greatest adventure of the 20th century 22 Nov. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Frank Worsley starts his book just as he realizes that his ship Endurance is doomed to be crushed in the ice, and that's a good place to start, for the adventure was only about to begin. Worsley not only discusses the events of the Endurance expedition but his own adventures in WWI, during which his Q-ship rammed and sank a German U-boat and his final expedition with Sir Ernest Shackleton in 1922 aboard the Quest. Read this, also read "Shackleton's Boat Journey" also by Worsley, and of course Shackleton's own book "South." My only complaint about this new edition of Worsley's book is the addition of a preface by the tendentious, currently trendy, wildly overrated Patrick O'Brian, who clearly doesn't have the faintest idea what he's writing about. Read the original intro by Admiral of the Fleet Earl Jellicoe, ignore O'Brian, and then learn what courage and leadership truly are.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know


Feedback