The Grand and Terrible Voyage of the USS Jeanette
Monday, the writer Hampton Sides joins us to talk about his new book, an epic survival tale in the world’s most unforgiving region. In the late 19th century, theories abounded about what lay at the North Pole, with one cartographer speculating that warm ocean currents sustained a verdant Arctic island. Bankrolled by a wealthy newspaper magnate, the U.S.S. Jeanette set sail to discover what was on top of the world. The resulting tale involves madness, starvation, and a desperate fight for life.
Hampton Sides is an editor-at-large for Outside magazine and the author of six books, including Blood and Thunder, Hellhound on His Trail, and Americana. His new book is called In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Voyage of the USS Jeanette [Amazon|Indiebound]