Lansing brilliantly weaves the actual accounts recorded in the diaries of 28 men into what reads like a novel of an expedition to Antarctica in 1914. Earnest Shackleton led the men on the ship Endurance, which became the title of the book and the best description of the quality the men needed to survive their nearly two-year journey.
The book is a thrilling account of how the crew survives shipwreck, obtained food and water, avoided freezing and boredom, and moved across ice, land, and ocean. Endurance teaches many lessons of survival, perseverance, and leadership in the middle of a situation that constantly offered disappointment and frustration.
You won’t want to put the book down after you start; I highly recommend it.