Fatal North: Adventure and Survival Aboard USS Polaris, the First U. S. Expedition to the North Pole
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I got this fair-condition paperback from Better World Books. It's about Charles Francis Hall and the first US expedition to the North Pole. I've read about that expedition in other works, but this one focuses on it, and opens with a 1968 visit to his Arctic grave-site and an examination of his well-preserved body to see if the accusations of murder-by-poisoning might be true.
Many Arctic expeditions suffered terrible trials, and some fared worse than this one, but there are some mind-boggling situations here that I know I'd never have been able to survive - not least, being stranded on drifting ice with a handful of shipmates, many of whom had reason to distrust each other, for nearly half a year!
The book's a mix of Arctic exploration, survival-against-incredible-odds, and murder-mystery, with some intriguing conclusions.
Journal Entry 2
Radisson Hotel in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Released 3 yrs ago (12/7/2016 UTC) at Radisson Hotel in Nashua, New Hampshire USA
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I left this book, bagged against the elements, on the wall near the pond on the way in to the hotel, at around 2:15; hope the finder enjoys it!
*** Released as part of the 2016 Christmas/Holiday
release challenge. ***
*** Released as part of the 2016 What's In A Name
release challenge, for the embedded "Al" and "Pola" in the title. ***
Journal Entry 3
Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, December 15, 2016
It is the first book I found. I am reading it and then I will release it. =)