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HAMPTON SIDES-In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
Monday, August 18 at 7pm
New York Times Bestselling Author
speaking and signing
In the Kingdom of Ice:
|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.
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