Cover of book Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

by: Alfred Lansing

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  • For scientific leadership give me Scott; for swift and efficient travel, Amundsen; but when you are in a hopeless situation, when there seems no way out, get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton.
  • And in the space of a few short hours, life had been reduced from a highly complex existence, with a thousand petty problems, to one of the barest simplicity in which only one real task remained—the achievement of the goal.
  • he was simply emotionally incapable of forgetting—even for an instant—his position and the responsibility it entailed.