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In the kingdom of ice : the grand and terrible polar voyage of the uss jeannette

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In the kingdom of ice : the grand and terrible polar voyage of the uss jeannette
Title
In the kingdom of ice
Title remainder
the grand and terrible polar voyage of the uss jeannette
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Language
eng
Summary
New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. The foremost cartographer in the world, a German named August Petermann, believed that warm currents sustained a verdant island at the top of the world. National glory would fall to whoever could plant his flag upon its shores. James Gordon Bennett, the eccentric and stupendously wealthy owner of The New York Herald, had recently captured the world's attention by dispatching Stanley to Africa to find Dr. Livingstone. Now he was keen to re-create that sensation on an even more epic scale. So he funded an official U.S. naval expedition to reach the Pole, choosing as its captain a young officer named George Washington De Long, who had gained fame for a rescue operation off the coast of Greenland. De Long led a team of 32 men deep into uncharted Arctic waters, carrying the aspirations of a young country burning to become a world power. On July 8, 1879, the USS Jeannette set sail from San Francisco to cheering crowds in the grip of Arctic Fever. The ship sailed into uncharted seas, but soon was trapped in pack ice. Two years into the harrowing voyage, the hull was breached. Amid the rush of water and the shrieks of breaking wooden boards, the crew abandoned the ship. Less than an hour later, the Jeannette sank to the bottom, and the men found themselves marooned a thousand miles north of Siberia with only the barest supplies. Thus began their long march across the endless ice--a frozen hell in the most lonesome corner of the world. Facing 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
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Sides, Hampton
Dewey number
910.91632
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
G530.J37
LC item number
S53 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Bennett, James Gordon
  • De Long, George W.
  • Jeannette (Ship)
  • Jeannette Expedition
  • Shipwrecks
  • Shipwreck survival
  • Shipwreck survival
  • Bennett, James Gordon
  • De Long, George W.
  • Jeannette (Ship)
  • Jeannette Expedition
  • Shipwreck survival
  • Shipwrecks
  • Arctic Ocean
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
In the kingdom of ice : the grand and terrible polar voyage of the uss jeannette
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-451)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn898228289
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 454 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307946911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)898228289
Label
In the kingdom of ice : the grand and terrible polar voyage of the uss jeannette
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-451)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn898228289
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 454 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307946911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)898228289

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