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Karluk: The Great Untold Story of Arctic Exploration
Karluk The Great Untold Story of Arctic Exploration Author:William Laird McKinlay "The last survivor of one of the most astounding and dreadful chapters in the history of arctic exploration steps forth to tell his story -- and the telling is as fascinating as the tale ... Powerful!" ! The New York Times Book Review — In September 1913, the Arctic exploratory ship Karluk was trapped in a sea of moving ice, swept far from all ai... more »d, then crushed and destroyed. Left stranded on the frozen sea was a crew of sailors and scientific observers abandoned by their famous leader. Ignorant of the Far North and fearfully Unprepared, they faced the horror of approaching winter.
Karluk is the story of the year that followed, revealed for the first time by the last living member of that ill-fated voyage. It is a saga that demonstrates unforgettable the heights and depth of human courage and cowardice, ingenuity and error, hope and despair. It is a gripping account of the awesome force of nature and the stubborn strength of man's will to survive.« less