Icebound: The Jeannette Expedition's Quest for the North Pole
Icebound The Jeannette Expedition's Quest for the North Pole Author:Leonard F. Guttridge "On all levels, not least as a psychological tale of polar exploration, Icebound is a book well worth reading." (The New York Times Book Review) — On July 8, 1879, thirty-three men set off from San Francisco on the small sailing ship Jeannette planning to reach the North Pole and return. Their ship became trapped in the pack ice fo... more »r two years and the survivors were forced to trek on foot across the ice to Siberia. This is their remarkable true story.
"Leonard Guttridge has performed a valuable service in setting the record straight. More to the point, however, he has told a gripping tale uncommonly well." (The Washington Post)
"This is a dramatic story and Guttridge tells it well. He has uncovered some intriguing new information, including the reason the expedition's full story was never revealed." (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
"A beautifully executed narrative of sacrifice for science's sake. Guttridge has researched the story well and spices it up with the gossipy details that made life on the ship the stuff of Victorian soap opera." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Guttridge unfolds a gripping story of suspense and adventure. He has ferreted out the facts about the Jeannette and the ship's company, and the colorful characters abound." (Publishers Weekly)« less