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In the Kingdom of Ice - The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the U.s.s. Jeannette-logo

In the Kingdom of Ice - The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the U.s.s. Jeannette

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. James Gordon Bennett, the eccentric and stupendously wealthy owner of The New York Herald, had recently captured the world's attention by dispatching Stanley to Africa to find Dr. Livingstone. Now he was keen to re-create that sensation on an even more epic scale. So he funded an official U.S. naval expedition to reach the Pole, choosing as its captain a young officer named George Washington De Long, who had gained fame for a rescue operation off the coast of Greenland. De Long led a team of 32 men deep into uncharted Arctic waters, carrying the aspirations of a young country burning to become a world power. On July 8, 1879, the USS Jeannette set sail from San Francisco to cheering crowds in the grip of "Arctic Fever." The ship sailed into uncharted seas, but soon was trapped in pack ice. Two years into the harrowing voyage, the hull was breached. Amid the rush of water and the shrieks of breaking wooden boards, the crew abandoned the ship. Less than an hour later, the Jeannette sank to the bottom,and the men found themselves marooned a thousand miles north of Siberia with only the barest supplies. Thus began their long march across the endless ice-a frozen hell in the most lonesome corner of the world. Facing everything from snow blindness and polar bears to ferocious storms and frosty labyrinths, the expedition battled madness and starvation as they desperately strove for survival. With twists and turns worthy of a thriller, In Th

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. James Gordon Bennett, the eccentric and stupendously wealthy owner of The New York Herald, had recently captured the world's attention by dispatching Stanley to Africa to find Dr. Livingstone. Now he was keen to re-create that sensation on an even more epic scale. So he funded an official U.S. naval expedition to reach the Pole, choosing as its captain a young officer named George Washington De Long, who had gained fame for a rescue operation off the coast of Greenland. De Long led a team of 32 men deep into uncharted Arctic waters, carrying the aspirations of a young country burning to become a world power. On July 8, 1879, the USS Jeannette set sail from San Francisco to cheering crowds in the grip of "Arctic Fever." The ship sailed into uncharted seas, but soon was trapped in pack ice. Two years into the harrowing voyage, the hull was breached. Amid the rush of water and the shrieks of breaking wooden boards, the crew abandoned the ship. Less than an hour later, the Jeannette sank to the bottom,and the men found themselves marooned a thousand miles north of Siberia with only the barest supplies. Thus began their long march across the endless ice-a frozen hell in the most lonesome corner of the world. Facing everything from snow blindness and polar bears to ferocious storms and frosty labyrinths, the expedition battled madness and starvation as they desperately strove for survival. With twists and turns worthy of a thriller, In Th
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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. James Gordon Bennett, the eccentric and stupendously wealthy owner of The New York Herald, had recently captured the world's attention by dispatching Stanley to Africa to find Dr. Livingstone. Now he was keen to re-create that sensation on an even more epic scale. So he funded an official U.S. naval expedition to reach the Pole, choosing as its captain a young officer named George Washington De Long, who had gained fame for a rescue operation off the coast of Greenland. De Long led a team of 32 men deep into uncharted Arctic waters, carrying the aspirations of a young country burning to become a world power. On July 8, 1879, the USS Jeannette set sail from San Francisco to cheering crowds in the grip of "Arctic Fever." The ship sailed into uncharted seas, but soon was trapped in pack ice. Two years into the harrowing voyage, the hull was breached. Amid the rush of water and the shrieks of breaking wooden boards, the crew abandoned the ship. Less than an hour later, the Jeannette sank to the bottom,and the men found themselves marooned a thousand miles north of Siberia with only the barest supplies. Thus began their long march across the endless ice-a frozen hell in the most lonesome corner of the world. Facing everything from snow blindness and polar bears to ferocious storms and frosty labyrinths, the expedition battled madness and starvation as they desperately strove for survival. With twists and turns worthy of a thriller, In Th

Language:

English

Narrators:

Arthur Morey

Length:

17h 31m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

29:39


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

16:56


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

22:10


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

15:31


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

25:45


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

28:51


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

23:01


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

29:24


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

27:27


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

14:28


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

18:01


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

08:12


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

10:09


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

36:29


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

21:32


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

33:11


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

06:33


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

32:46


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

04:26


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

10:04


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

29:54


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

03:02


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

22:46


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

30:12


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

37:25


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

31:52


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

26:20


Part 5, Chapter 27
Part 5, Chapter 27

24:36


Part 5, Chapter 28
Part 5, Chapter 28

32:56


Part 5, Chapter 29
Part 5, Chapter 29

24:27


Part 5, Chapter 30
Part 5, Chapter 30

38:11


Part 5, Chapter 31
Part 5, Chapter 31

22:03


Part 5, Chapter 32
Part 5, Chapter 32

40:05


Part 5, Chapter 33
Part 5, Chapter 33

20:02


Part 6, Chapter 34
Part 6, Chapter 34

29:11


Part 6, Chapter 35
Part 6, Chapter 35

40:15


Part 6, Chapter 36
Part 6, Chapter 36

11:44


Part 6, Chapter 37
Part 6, Chapter 37

22:22


Part 6, Chapter 38
Part 6, Chapter 38

35:49


Part 6, Chapter 39
Part 6, Chapter 39

30:33


Part 6, Chapter 40
Part 6, Chapter 40

19:21


Part 6, Chapter 41
Part 6, Chapter 41

30:03


Part 6, Chapter 42
Part 6, Chapter 42

04:24


Part 6, Chapter 43
Part 6, Chapter 43

28:24


Part 6, Chapter 44
Part 6, Chapter 44

00:40