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In the Kingdom of Ice

The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette

by Hampton Sides

In the Kingdom of Ice
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  • First Published:
    Aug 2014, 480 pages
    Paperback:
    May 2015, 496 pages

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A fast-paced narrative of Arctic exploration in the late nineteenth century, In the Kingdom of Ice details a story of courage against seemingly insurmountable odds.

Voted 2014 Best Nonfiction by BookBrowse's Members

In the Kingdom of Ice relays the story of the USS Jeannette and her crew as they sought to be the first to travel to the North Pole. Departing from San Francisco in 1879, the ship sailed beyond the Bering Strait into the Arctic Ocean, where they got locked in the ice near Wrangel Island. The ship and crew drifted with the ice pack for nearly two years before the Jeannette finally sank. Veteran author Hampton Sides goes on to relate the epic journey of the ship's captain George Washington De Long and his men as they set off across the tundra in search of refuge.

Whenever one reads about early exploration, the question naturally arises as to why someone would want to brave horrendous conditions (not to mention life and limb) to embark on such a quest. One of the strengths of this work is that the author successfully conveys the...

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