In Antarctica

An Amundsen Pilgrimage
Product Number: EB00642532
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780889712867
Publisher: Harbour Publishing
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Jay Ruzesky recalls a childhood of snow caves, literary ambitions, and a fascination with polar exploration that was ignited by the genes he shares with famed Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. As a boy, Ruzesky was captivated by Amundsen's diaries: an Antarctic exploration aboard Belgica when Amundsen was a twenty-five-year-old mate bent on earning his stripes; his historic navigation of the Northwest Passage from 1903 to 1906 where he intentionally froze in with his ship Gjoa over the winters to drift with the pack ice; and his triumph onboard his ship Fram to be the first to reach the South Pole on December 14, 1911.

Author(s): Jay Ruzesky
Original Publish Date: Jul 15, 2015

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