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The Resource Ada BlackJack, Jennifer Niven, (electronic resource)

Ada BlackJack, Jennifer Niven, (electronic resource)

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Ada BlackJack
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Ada BlackJack
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Jennifer Niven
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eng
Summary
From the author of The Ice Master comes the remarkable true story of a young Inuit woman who survived six months alone on a desolate, uninhabited Arctic island In September 1921, four young men and Ada Blackjack, a diminutive 25-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full advantage of the wealth of first-hand resources about Ada that exist, including her never-before-seen diaries, the unpublished diaries from other primary characters, and interviews with Ada's surviving son. Ada Blackjack 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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Niven, Jennifer
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  • History
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Ada BlackJack, Jennifer Niven, (electronic resource)
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online
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9780316330220
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Ada BlackJack, Jennifer Niven, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316330220
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
d682ca8f-e90b-4344-bb8b-23d5cb5ff0b0
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • OverDrive Read

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