In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette

In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette Author Hampton Sides
ISBN-10 0307946916
ISBN-13 9780307946911
Year 2015-05-26
Pages 480
Language English
Publisher Anchor
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A Best Book of the Year USA Today Time Magazine Washington Post Miami Herald Richmond Times Dispatch Christian Science Monitor Daily Beast Minneapolis Star Tribune On July 8 1879 Captain George Washington De Long and his team of thirty two men set sail from San Francisco on the USS Jeanette Heading deep into uncharted Arctic waters they carriedthe aspirations of a young country burning to be the first nation to reach the North Pole Two years into the harrowing voyage the Jeannette s hull was breached by an impassable stretch of pack ice forcing the crew to abandon ship amid torrents of rushing of water Hours later the ship had sunk below the surface marooning the men a thousand miles north of Siberia where they faced a terrifying march with minimal supplies across the endless ice pack Enduring everything from snow blindness and polar bears to ferocious storms and labyrinths of ice the crew battled madness and starvation as they struggled desperately to survive With thrilling twists and turns In The Kingdom of Ice is a spellbinding tale of heroism and determination in the most brutal place on Earth

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