In the Kingdom of Ice

In the Kingdom of Ice

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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.JAMES GORDON BENNETT JR. was a tall, thin, regal man of thirtytwo years with a trim mustache and fine tapering ... Bennett was not only the publisher but also the editor in chief and sole owner of the Herald, probably the largest and ... In 1871, at the age of twentynine, Bennett had become the youngest commodore in the history of the New York Yacht Cluba€”a post he still held. The Commodore, as everyone called Bennett, was known for racing fleet horses as well as sleek boats.

Title:In the Kingdom of Ice
Author: Hampton Sides
Publisher:Oneworld Publications - 2015-02-05

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