By David Welky
A Kirkus Reviews most sensible Nonfiction publication of 2016
A impressive real tale of experience, betrayal, and survival set in a single of the world’s such a lot inhospitable places.
In 1906, from atop a snow-swept hill within the ice fields northwest of Greenland, 1000's of miles from one other individual, Commander Robert E. Peary noticed a line of mysterious peaks looming within the distance. He referred to as this unexplored realm “Crocker Land.” Scientists and explorers agreed that the world-famous explorer had found a brand new continent emerging from the frozen Arctic Ocean.
Several years later, of Peary’s disciples, George Borup and Donald MacMillan, assembled a workforce of beginner adventurers to enquire Crocker Land. ahead of them lay an opportunity on the form of lasting repute loved through Magellan, Columbus, and Captain cook dinner. whereas filling within the final clean area at the globe, they may locate new species of crops or animals, or maybe males; within the period of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, whatever appeared attainable. well known clinical associations, or even former president Theodore Roosevelt, rushed to suggest the expedition.
What was once a series of occasions that not one of the explorers can have imagined. Trapped in a true-life experience tale, the boys persevered howling blizzards, unearthly chilly, nutrition shortages, isolation, a deadly boating twist of fate, a drunken sea captain, affliction, dissension, and a bad crime. however the crew driven on via each main issue, pushed ahead by means of the secret of Crocker Land and faint hopes that they sometime might make it home.
Populated with a forged of memorable characters, and in accordance with years of study in formerly untapped assets, A Wretched and Precarious Situation is a harrowing Arctic narrative not like any other.
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A Wretched and Precarious Situation: In Search of the Last Arctic Frontier by David Welky