Four Against the Arctic

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by David Roberts | History |
ISBN: 9780743272315 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 8/23/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, August 23, 2022
I got this softcover from a local Savers thrift shop. I've read a great many accounts of polar explorations and tragedies, but this one was new to me: in 1743, four survivors of a Russian shipwreck in the Arctic Ocean managed to survive on a remote island with minimal supplies for SIX YEARS. How it happened, how they were found, how they managed all that time - and why the story took so long to reach the outside world - make up this book, along with the author's attempts to visit the scenes of the disaster and perhaps find lingering evidence. [In the remote Arctic, artifacts can remain where they fell for a very long time - though it may be increasingly difficult to spot them in the ice and rock.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Water St in Leominster, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, March 26, 2023

Released 5 mos ago (3/26/2023 UTC) at Little Free Library, Water St in Leominster, Massachusetts USA


I left this book in the repurposed-newspaper-box LFL - I think this was the first one in the city - on this warm, breezy day; hope someone enjoys it!

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** Released for the 2023 Oh, the Places We Can Go challenge. **

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