Author: Hampton Sides

Book Review: In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides

Posted August 6, 2014 in Reviews / 3 Comments
Book Review: In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides

In 1879, the USS Jeannette set sail from San Francisco with the mission of becoming the first naval expedition to reach the North Pole. Funded by eccentric newspaper mogul James Gordon Bennett and captained by George Washington de Long, the Jeannette expedition captured the imaginations of people around the world. De Long and his crew of 32 men cast off amid much fanfare and sailed north into the arctic, hoping to make history. However, within a few months the ship was trapped […]