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ADA Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic

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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 Based on a wealth of unpublished materials, including Ada's never-before-seen diaries, bestselling author Jennifer Niven narrates this true story of an unheralded woman who became an unlikely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.

About the Author

Jennifer Niven's first book, The Ice Master, was named one of the Top Ten Nonfiction Books of the Year by Entertainment Weekly. A native of Los Angeles, she currently lives in Savannah.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786887460
Author:
Niven, Jennifer
Publisher:
Hyperion Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - Native Americans
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Native Americans
Subject:
Biography-Native Americans
Copyright:
Edition Description:
TradePB
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1875 in 13.68 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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