In the Kingdom of Ice

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Oneworld Publications, Feb 5, 2015 - History - 999 pages
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In 1879 the USS Jeanette set sail from San Francisco to cheering crowds and a frenzy of publicity. The ship and its crew, captained by the heroic George De Long, were heading for glory and the last unmapped area of the globe: the North Pole. But it was not long before the Jeanette was trapped in crushing pack ice. Amid the rush of water and the shrieks of breaking wooden boards, the crew found themselves marooned a thousand miles north of Siberia with only the barest supplies, facing a seemingly impossible trek across the endless ice. Battling everything from snow blindness and polar bears to ferocious storms and frosty labyrinths, the expedition battled madness and starvation as they desperately strove for survival.

With twists and turns worthy of a thriller, In the Kingdom of Ice is a spellbinding tale of heroism and determination in the most unforgiving territory on Earth.

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User Review  - Castlelass - LibraryThing

This is one of the best non-fiction books I have read. The author weaves together the stories of the people involved in the polar voyage of the USS Jeannette, some of whom are very colorful characters ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tikimoof - LibraryThing

Very enjoyable. I had been wondering if I could read history books without Chicago-style citations on every page. It turns out that when you don't try to be hip and appeal to the kids, or needlessly ... Read full review

About the author (2015)

Hampton Sides is the author of the bestselling histories Hellhound on his Trail, Blood and Thunder and Ghost Soldiers, and is an award-winning editor of Outside magazine. He lives in New Mexico with his wife, Anne, and their three sons.

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