Arctic experiences: aboard the doomed Polaris expedition and six months adrift on an ice-floe

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Cooper Square Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 486 pages
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In 1871 veteran navigator George Emory Tyson joined the first American expedition to explore the North Pole, but by August 1872, after the mysterious death of the Polaris' leader, Charles Francis Hall, the ice pack in which the ship was travelling began to break up. Nineteen crew members, including Tyson, were stranded on an ice-floe when the ship abandoned them. They were not rescued until April 30, 1873. Unavailable for nearly a century, Arctic Experiences is the fierce, harrowing chronicle of Tyson's incredible feat of endurance and survival.

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Arctic experiences: aboard the doomed Polaris expedition and six months adrift on an ice-floe: to which is added a general arctic chronology

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Hands-down THE best book on the Arctic explorations I've ever read. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER
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captain tysons early arctic experience
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The North Polar Expedition authorized by Congress Captain Halls Commission
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About the author (2002)

Edward E. Leslie is the author of The Devil Knows How to Ride, a biography of the Civil War raider William Quantrill. He lives in Massillion, Ohio.

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