Icebound: The Jeannette Expedition's Quest for the North Pole

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Naval Inst Press, 1986 - Transportation - 357 pages
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Trapped in the ice for two winters, the Jeannette eventually buckled under the crushing power of the pack and sank. Her crew escaped but was forced to haul eight tons of supplies and three boats over hundreds of miles of ice before reaching open water. A frigid, blizzard-churned sea claimed the men in one vessel. Those who reached land wandered across the vast wastelands of the Siberian tundra, some to safety, others to their deaths.

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Leonard F. Guttridge is drawn to exciting events. Too bad they aren't drawn to him. Guttridge has written books about two sad events of nineteenth century Arctic exploration, the Greeley expedition ... Read full review

Icebound: the Jeannette Expedition's quest for the North Pole

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Guttridge recounts the history of the Jeannette expedition (1879-81), which cost the lives of its commander, George DeLong, and 19 others. This American expedition sailed with the hope of reaching the ... Read full review


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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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