Day 18 of #adventrecommends ... an excellent work of narrative nonfiction that details the true story of the 1879–1881 arctic voyage of the USS Jeannette and the crew's struggle to survive after having to abandon their ship in the polar ice.
Hampton Sides is a fantastic story teller. He can take any historical account and render it in a way that you feel the compulsive need to turn each page. We read this for a family book club and it was enjoyed by all. The USS Jeannette was trapped in ice and its occupants were forced to trek across the ice in an attempt to live. Snow blindness and unbearable cold plagued the men for months. 🥶 #frozen #movember