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The Endurance by Caroline Alexander
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Apr 16, 09

bookshelves: 2008, biography-history, survivors, best-of-the-best, 5-star-reads
Recommended to Sandy by: Anne Fadiman in Ex Libris
Read in September, 2008

I am embarrassed to admit that I had never heard of Edward Shackleton before, nor heard anything about the voyage of the Endurance. Now, after having read it, I am so awestruck by it, I will never forget it. What an incredible and miraculous story! The mere fact that the entire crew survived the 2-year ordeal attests to the extraordinary leadership of Shackleton and the amazing courage and fortitude shown by each one of the men...not to mention the events that were nothing short of miracles that happened along the way.
I have read quite a few books this year, but the impact of this one will probably stay with me longer than any one of the others...
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