A True Story of Survival in the Arctic
ISBN10: 078688746X ISBN13: 9780786887460 Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA Published: Nov 3 2004 Pages: 432 Weight: 0.90lbs. Height: 7.75" Width: 5.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
Now in paperback, the gripping and inspiring tale of a woman's survival alone in the Arctic.
In 1921, four men and one woman ventured deep into the Arctic. Two years later, only one returned.
When 23-year-old Inuit Ada Blackjack signed on as a seamstress for a top-secret Arctic expedition, her goal was simple: earn money and find a husband. But her terrifying experiences--both in the wild and back in civilization--comprise one of the most amazing untold adventures of the 20th century. Based on a wealth of unpublished materials, including Ada's never-before-seen diaries, bestselling author Jennifer Niven narrates this true story of an unheralded woman who became an unlikely hero.