Book cover of In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette  by Hampton Sidesby Hampton Sides

New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age

In 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.

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Hampton Sides, IN THE KINGDOM OF ICE: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
5/1/22           34 min


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