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Four against the Arctic : shipwrecked for six years at the top of the world

Author: David Roberts
Publisher: New York ; London : Simon & Schuster, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When David Roberts came across a reference to four Russian sailors who had survived for six years on a barren Arctic island, he was incredulous. An expert on the literature of adventure, Roberts had never heard the story and doubted its veracity. His quest to find the true story turned into a near-obsession that culminated with his own journey to the same desolate island. In Four Against the Arctic Roberts shares  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Named Person: Pierre Louis Le Roy
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Roberts
ISBN: 0743224310 9780743224314
OCLC Number: 223476050
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 304 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Driftwood --
Two lances and a lamp --
No man's land --
Stroke of a pen --
Dry search --
Take me to Vadim --
Widows Inkova --
Halfmoon Island --
Wet search --
Edge of the ice.
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Follows the author's reconstruction of the survival story of four eighteenth-century Russian sailors who were shipwrecked on the barren Arctic island of Svalbard for six years.  Read more...

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Jennifer Niven Author of "The Ice Master: The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the" Karluk and "Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic"Just when I thought all the great polar stories had been Read more...

 
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