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Title:Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Hachette Books
ISBN:0786868635
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Number of Pages:431
Category:Non fiction, Biography, History, Adventure, Survival

Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic by Jennifer Niven

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic From the author of em The Ice Master em comes the remarkable true story of a young Inuit woman who survived six months alone on a desolate uninhabited Arctic island .

In September four young men and Ada Blackjack a diminutive year old Eskimo woman ventured deep into the Arctic in a secret attempt to colonize desolate Wrangel Island for Great Britain Two years later Ada Blackjack emerged as the sole survivor of this ambitious polar expedition This young unskilled woman who had headed to the Arctic in search of money and a husband conquered the seemingly unconquerable north and survived all alone after her male companions had perished .

Following her triumphant return to civilization the international press proclaimed her the female Robinson Crusoe But whatever stories the press turned out came from the imaginations of reporters Ada Blackjack refused to speak to anyone about her horrific two years in the Arctic Only on one occasion after charges were published falsely accusing her of causing the death of one her companions did she speak up for herself .

Jennifer Niven has created an absorbing compelling history of this remarkable woman taking full advantage of the wealth of first hand resources about Ada that exist including her never before seen diaries the unpublished diaries from other primary characters and interviews with Ada s surviving son em Ada Blackjack em is more than a rugged tale of a woman battling the elements to survive in the frozen north it is the story of a hero

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