In the Kingdom of Ice: The Harrowing Arctic Voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

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In the Kingdom of Ice: The Harrowing Arctic Voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette Cover Image
By Hampton Sides, Arthur Morey (Read by)
$84.99
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“Sides tells more than a fateful story of exploration, he brings to life an entire era of discovery and the passions that drove it. We meet a wild newspaper magnate who, in addition to racing carriages at midnight in the nude, exiled himself to France after drunkenly urinating in his then-fiancee's grand piano; an obsessive German cartographer who staunchly believed in a warm, open polar sea at the North Pole; and a strong-willed captain who fell madly in love with the impossible, glaciered grandeur of Earth above the 80th parallel. The meeting of these three eccentric minds led to the voyage of the USS Jeanette, and Sides tells the ship's tragic story well in cinematic prose with a keen sense of his characters and their changing world.”
— Michael Wallenfels, University Book Store, Seattle, WA

Product Details
ISBN: 9781467684279
ISBN-10: 1467684279
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: August 1st, 2014
Language: English