Ghosts of Cape Sabine: The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition

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Putnam, 2000 - History - 354 pages
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In Icebound, acclaimed historian Leonard F. Guttridge told a "truly exciting" (Atlantic Monthly) and "gripping tale" (Washington Post) of exploration that was "well worth reading". (New York Times) Now, he uncovers a notorious true story of man against nature -- and the nature of man -- that will chill the soul of anyone who read Alive or thrilled to the legend of the Shackleton voyage.In July 1881, twenty-five men set sail to establish a scientific base in the Arctic region of Lady Franklin Bay. Three years later only six returned. Through private letters and diaries of the doomed men, Guttridge -- an author who has the power to tell "a gripping story of suspense and adventure"

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Last year I read North by Roger Hubank, a fictional account of the Greely expedition. Afterwards, I wanted to read an historical account of the Greeley expedition. In this book, I learned more about problems with the first two relief attempts. I liked Guttridge's detailed end notes describing the sources from institutions such as the National Archives and the Library of Congress. 

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Twenty-five men led by Greely set off to the North Pole for a science expedition that is slated for a year of study that turns into three years of frozen hell and starvation. The US government had a ... Read full review

Contents

THE FIRST WINTER
79
PRIVATE BEEBE AND THE NEPTUNE 11 THE SECOND WINTER
103
FATAL AMBIGUITY
127
Copyright

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Leonard F. Guttridge is the author of "Icebound: The Jeanette Expedition's Quest for the the North Pole, Mutiny: A History of Naval Insurrection, "and Ghosts of Cape Sabine: The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition. He lives in Alexandria, VA.

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