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Tent Life in Siberia: An Incredible Account of Siberian Adventure, Travel, and Survival

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In the 1860s, the Russo-American Telegraph Company set out to telegraphically connect the United States and Europe using lines running through the Bering Straits and Siberia.  The failed expedition marked one of the first explorations of the vast Siberian wilderness, and George Kennan’s tale of a seemingly endless land filled with wildlife and nomadic tribes is as entertaining today as it was 140 years ago. With biting humor and poignant insight, Kennan details his years fighting to survive a doomed mission. He depicts the quiet loneliness of the desolate landscape, the eerie glow of the sun at midnight, and the refusal to give in to one of the harshest places man has ever tried to conquer. His book is a testament to our planet’s beauty and danger, as well as to the tireless will of the human spirit. 

Synopsis:

This collection chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics by the greatest writers the world has ever known. The inclusion of both popular as well as overlooked pieces is pivotal to providing a broad and representative collection of classic works.

About the Author

George Kennan was born in Norwalk, Ohio. From the age of twelve, he worked in telegraphy, and in 1864 he secured employment with the Russo-American Telegraph Company - a job that ultimately led him on his epic journey through the Siberian wilderness.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781602390454
Author:
Kennan, George
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Introduction by:
McMurtry, Larry
Introduction:
McMurtry, Larry
Author:
McMurtry, Larry
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Europe - Former Soviet Republics
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Siberia (Russia) Description and travel.
Subject:
Siberia (Russia) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Outdoors-Lore and Survival
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 5.6 in 15.5 oz

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History and Social Science » Russia » Post Soviet Republics
History and Social Science » Russia » Siberia
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Lore and Survival
Travel » Travel Writing » Exploration

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