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

 
 

 Monday, August 18 at 7pm

BookPeople Presents

New York Times Bestselling Author

HAMPTON SIDES

speaking and signing

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


We're traveling into the Arctic this evening with Hampton Sides as he discusses his new book, In the Kingdom of Ice, a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age. When the hull of the USS Jeannette is breached in a sea of pack ice, the crew abandons ship and begans a long march through a hell of endless ice. This is the story of their struggle for survival in the most unforgiving terriotry on Earth. Hampton Sides it he bestselling author of Hellhound on his Trail, Blood and Thunder and Ghost Soldiers.

About In the Kingdom of Ice:

New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age. 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. 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.

Hampton Sides is an award-winning editor of Outside and the author of the bestselling histories Hellhound on his Trail, Blood and Thunder and Ghost Soldiers.

 
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Event date: 
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
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In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385535373
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Doubleday Books - August 5th, 2014

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