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 AgeIn The Late Nineteenth Century, People Were Obsessed By One Of The Last Unmapped Areas Of The Globe The North Pole No One Knew What Existed Beyond The Fortress Of Ice Rimming The Northern Oceans, Although Theories Abounded The Foremost Cartographer In The World, A German Named August Petermann, Believed That Warm Currents Sustained A Verdant Island At The Top Of The World National Glory Would Fall To Whoever Could Plant His Flag Upon Its Shores.James Gordon Bennett, The Eccentric And Stupendously Wealthy Owner Of The New York Herald, Had Recently Captured The World S Attention By Dispatching Stanley To Africa To Find Dr Livingstone Now He Was Keen To Re Create That Sensation On An Even Epic Scale So He Funded An Official U.S Naval Expedition To Reach The Pole, Choosing As Its Captain A Young Officer Named George Washington De Long, Who Had Gained Fame For A Rescue Operation Off The Coast Of Greenland De Long Led A Team Of 32 Men Deep Into Uncharted Arctic Waters, Carrying The Aspirations Of A Young Country Burning To Become A World Power 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 Less Than An Hour Later, The Jeannette Sank To The Bottom,and The Men Found Themselves Marooned A Thousand Miles North Of Siberia With Only The Barest Supplies 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.In the Kingdom of Ice

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  • Hardcover
  • 454 pages
  • In the Kingdom of Ice
  • Hampton Sides
  • English
  • 11 June 2019
  • 0385535376

10 thoughts on “In the Kingdom of Ice

  1. says:

    About the same time the sun vanished, the ice began to move again The noise was terrible first the sounds of the ice warring with itself, then thedreadful sounds of the ice warring with the ship The turbulence started early on a cold November morning De Long was awakened by a grinding and crushing I know of no sound on shore that can be compared to it, he said A rumble, a shriek, a groan, and a crash of a falling house all combined might convey an idea USS JeannetteLittle wa About t...

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    By endurance we conquer Sir Ernest Shackleton s family mottoThe tree has been dragged to the curb The lights are all packed The wrapping paper has been recycled All the new toys have been forgotten by the children, who are already asking for newer toys Christmas is over The long dark of the year has begun The other day I had the following conversation with my five year old It started when I asked her if she could sing something other than Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer You know, before By endurance we conquer Sir Ernest Shackleton s family mottoThe tree has been dragged to the curb The lights are all packed The wrapping paper has been rec...

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    I know I just added this book yesterday, but I opened it at 1 pm when it arrived, let everything else go, skipped dinner, and read the entire night through because I could not put it down I guess you might say that I LOVED this book a It s about polar exploration, probably my favorite nonfiction reading topic in the universe, b it s by Hampton Sides, who has not let me down yet with any of his books, and c it s just so engrossing that I couldn t stop reading it I m pretty tired and cranky I know I just added this book yesterday, but I opened it at 1 pm when it arrived, let everything else go, skipped dinner, and read the entire night through because I could not put it down I guess you might say that I LOVED this book a It s about polar exploration, probably my favorit...

  4. says:

    A terrific read about a doomed American attempt to sail to the North Pole via the Bering Strait in 1879 I didn t set out thinking I wanted to read a harrowing account of an Arctic exploration But based on five star reads of two previous books by Sides, I took to heart that when a great cook asks you for dinner, you don t need to bother asking what is being served I knew I could count on him to make stories from history come alive with all the drama and character development you expect from gr A terrific read about a doomed American attempt to sail to the North Pole via the Bering Strait in 1879 I didn t set out thinking I wanted to read a harrowing account of an Arctic exploration But based on five star reads of two previous books by Sides, I took to heart that when a great cook asks you for dinner, you don t need to bother asking what is being served I knew I could count on him to make stories from history come alive with all the drama and character development you expect from great fiction.The premise of the sea voyage of ...

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here What a fascinating book In the Kingdom of Ice has some of my favorite things a grand expedition, outdoor adventure and an amazing survival story There s even an eccentric media mogul to provide extra color.In 1879, George De Long and his crew sailed away from San Francisco in search of the North Pole They never reached it t...

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    In the fall of 2006, I drove from Santa Fe to Taos, New Mexico and walked into the Kit Carson Home and Museum When I entered I spotted an individual sitting behind one table while another nearby table held a stack of books It was obvious that he was a writer promoting a book.Taos, which hosts a number of festivals and celebrations every year, can be a busy little village at times, but n...

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    I don t always read nonfiction, but when I do, it s the good stuff Since reading The Birthday Boys with Kirk and the A Team Readers, the allure of the icy poles has hit me hard Well, as long as it is the turn of the 19th century, time wiseFirst up, here is a happy spoiler MEN SURVIVED THIS Don t ruin the experience by reading the blurb or googling the journey of the Jeannette Go in blind or snow blind , and let the story unfurl like an American flag planted in the ice.The basics In th I don t always read nonfiction, but when I do, it s the good stuff Since reading The Birthday Boys with Kirk and the A Team Readers, the allure of the icy poles has hit me hard Well, as long as it is the turn of the 19th century, time wiseFirst up, here is a happy spoiler MEN SURVIVED THIS Don t ruin the experience by reading the blurb or googling the journey of the Jeannette Go in blind or snow blind , and let the story unfurl like an American flag planted in the ice.The basics In the late 1800s, the world was looking toward discovery in its wildest, far flung reaches Remember hearing that old phrase, Livingston, I presume Yeah Livingston was apparently happily living in the Congo, collecting anthropological l inform...

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    It ll be a terrible injustice and frankly perplexing if this book doesn t become one of the big hits of this fall and holiday season.It s a completely amazing and terrifying real story, which you can look up online fairly easily DON T In the Kingdom of Ice reads like the most unputdownlable fiction and once you start reading you won t want the ending spoiled for you Save the internet search for after you finish the book, when you ll be dying for just another drop of detail about these large It ll be a terrible injustice and frankly perplexing if this book doesn t become one of the big hits of this fall and holiday season.It s a completely amazing and terrifying real story, which you can look up online fairly easily DON T In the Kingdom o...

  9. says:

    The first half of the 1800 s was mostly dominated by the Royal Navy as far as the Arctic was concerned The desire for conquering something uncharted, almost unobtainable, did play a part in that But the main and somewhat disenchanting reason for Britain s Arctic excursions was purely financial The English navy, having defeated Napoleon, had nothing major left to do Most of the seamen were laid off and the officers were working at half pay, so any chances of promotions were really out of The first half of the 1800 s was mostly dominated by the Royal Navy as far as the Arctic was concerned The desire for conquering something uncharted, almost unobtainable, did play a part in that But the main and somewhat disenchanting reason for Britain s Arctic exc...

  10. says:

    From the moment I saw the description of this book I knew I was going to love it Tales of survival intrigue me and tales of survival in the polar reaches of our planet are simply mind blowing I take for granted all of the science we know about our planet and how relatively safe it is to travel to its far reaches But it wasn t too long ago when that wasn t the case In the 1870 s, no human had been to the North Pole, few explorers had even forayed into the Arctic Circle, and hypotheses ran wil From the moment I saw the description of this book I knew I was going to love it Tales of survival intrigue me and tales of survival in the polar reaches of our planet are simply mind blowing I take for granted all of the science we know about our planet and how relatively safe it is to travel to its far reaches But it wasn t too long ago...

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