"One book one city, Indy's choice volume 2 ; We are delighted to present this commemorative edition to the Indianapolis community. Exemplifying this year's theme of exploration and discovery, Endruance takes us on a fateful voyage to the ice-bound Antaractic seas. We hope that this tale of heroism and human endurance will spark your imagination and encourage you to discuss it with other Indianapolis residents"--t.p.
Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England, in August 1914. The ship became locked inside an island of ice, and was later crushed. This tale of survival by Shackleton and all 27 of his men for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctice seas defined heroism.