Ghosts of Cape Sabine: The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition
Ghosts of Cape Sabine The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition Author:Leonard F. Guttridge The Arctic's most notorious expedition... — A true story of mutiny, madness, suicide, and cannibalism. — In Icebound, acclaimed historian Leonard F. Guttridge told a "truly exciting" (Atlantic Monthly) and "gripping tale" (Washington Post) of exploration that was "well worth reading." (New York Times) Now, he uncovers a... more » notorious true story of man against nature-and the nature of man-that will chill the soul of anyone who read Alive or thrilled to the legend of the Shackleton voyage.
In July 1881, twenty-five men set sail to establish a scientific base in the Arctic region of Lady Franklin Bay. Three years later only six returned. Through private letters and diaries of the doomed men, Guttridge-an author who has the power to tell "a gripping story of suspense and adventure" (Publishers Weekly)-gives a day-by-day chronicle that is brilliantly told, unbelievably true, and absolutely unforgettable.
"As fascinating and exciting as any adventure novel."--The Atlantic Monthly
"Guttridges's account-vivid in its whiteness and raw in its themes-is a thriller."--Salon.com« less