Download e-book for kindle: Bound by Ice: A True North Pole Survival Story by Sandra Neil Wallace,Rich Wallace

By Sandra Neil Wallace,Rich Wallace

In the years following the Civil warfare, “Arctic fever” gripped the yank public, fueled by means of myths of a fertile, tropical sea on the best of the area. a number of explorers tried to discover a path to the North Pole, yet none succeeded. Bound by means of Ice follows the adventure of George Washington De lengthy and the staff of the USSJeannette, who departed San Francisco in the summertime of 1879 hoping to discover a path to the North Pole. in spite of the fact that, in mid-September the send grew to become locked in ice north of Siberia and drifted for almost years ahead of it used to be overwhelmed by means of ice and sank. De lengthy and his males escaped the send and commenced a treacherous trip in severe polar stipulations in an try and achieve civilization. Many—including De Long—did now not continue to exist. A riveting true-life experience, Bound by means of Ice contains excerpts from De Long’s vast journals, that have been recovered together with his physique; newspapers from the time; and photographs and sketches through the boys at the excursion. The name additionally contains an epilogue, author’s notice, bibliography, resource notes, and index.

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