Ada Blackjack

Now in paperback, the gripping and inspiring tale of a woman's survival alone in the Arctic. In 1921, four men and one woman ventured deep into the Arctic. But her terrifying experiences--both in the wild and back in civilization--comprise one of the most amazing untold adventures of the 20th century. Based on a wealth of unpublished materials, including Ada's never-before-seen diaries, bestselling author Jennifer Niven narrates this true story of an unheralded woman who became an unlikely hero.

Two years later, only one returned. When 23-year-old inuit ada blackjack signed on as a seamstress for a top-secret Arctic expedition, her goal was simple: earn money and find a husband. Paperback with picture of Ada Blackjack 431 pages.

The Ice Master: The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk

Soon after, winter had begun, the ship became imprisoned in ice, they were blown off course by polar storms, and the expedition was abandoned by its leader. The karluk set out in 1913 in search of an undiscovered continent, with the largest scientific staff ever sent into the Arctic. Hundreds of miles from civilization, disease, snow blindness, the castaways had no choice but to find solid ground as they struggled against starvation, exposure--and each other.

. After almost twelve months battling the elements, Bartlett, twelve survivors were rescued, thanks to the heroic efforts of their captain, the Ice Master, who traveled by foot across the ice and through Siberia to find help. Drawing on the diaries of those who were rescued and those who perished, Jennifer Niven re-creates with astonishing accuracy the ill-fated journey and the crews desperate attempts to find a way home.


Two Old Women, 20th Anniversary Edition: An Alaska Legend Of Betrayal, Courage And Survival

No one should miss this beautiful legend. Tony hillermanbased on an athabascan indian legend passed along for many generations from mothers to daughters of the upper Yukon River Valley in Alaska, this is the suspenseful, shocking, ultimately inspirational tale of two old women abandoned by their tribe during a brutal winter famine.

Though these women have been known to complain more than contribute, they now must either survive on their own or die trying. Le Guin. In simple but vivid detail, Velma Wallis depicts a landscape and way of life that are at once merciless and starkly beautiful. In her old women, friendship, and forgiveness "speaks straight to the heart with clarity, sweetness, she has created two heroines of steely determination whose story of betrayal, community, and wisdom" Ursula K.

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Tisha: The Wonderful True Love Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaskan Wilderness

Great product! Now this beautiful new edition is available to inspire many more. The memoir reads like an old-fashioned novel, a heartwarming love story with the added interest of frontier hardships and vividly portrayed characters. Publishers Weekly Harper Perennial. The beloved real-life story of a woman in the Alaskan wilderness, the children she taught, and the man she loved.

After she allowed native american children into her class and fell in love with a half-Inuit man, she would learn the meanings of prejudice and perseverance, irrational hatred and unconditional love. So when i was offered the job of teaching school in a gold-mining settlement called Chicken, I accepted right away.

Anne hobbs was only nineteen in 1927 when she came to harsh and beautiful Alaska. Running a ramshackle schoolhouse would expose her to more than just the elements. From the time i’d been a girl, I’d been thrilled with the idea of living on a frontier. People get as mean as the weather, ” she discovered, but they were also capable of great good.

As told to robert specht, Anne Hobbs’s true story has captivated generations of readers.

In the Land of White Death: An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic

As gripping as albanov’s own tale, brings to life many of those who perished including the infamous captain Brusilov and nurse Zhdanko, and, the only woman on board, the Epilogue sheds new light on the tragic events of 1912–1914, inadvertently, reveals one new piece of information—about the identity of the traitors who left Albanov for dead—that is absolutely shocking.

Poetic. The washington post • “A lost masterpiece. Booklist • “A jewel of polar literature. Seattle post-intelligencer • “Vivid. As all hope of rescue faded, they realized their best chance of survival might be to set out on foot, with their lifeboats dragged behind them on sledges, across hundreds of miles of desolate ice, in hope of reaching safety.

One helluva read. Newsweek • “Gripping. Outside • “Spellbinding. Associated press • “Powerful. New york in 1912, was frozen into the polar ice cap, a Russian exploration vessel in search of fertile hunting grounds, the Saint Anna, trapping her crew aboard. Twenty of them chose to stay aboard; thirteen began the trek; of them all, only two survived.


Winds of Skilak: A Tale of True Grit, True Love and Survival in the Alaskan Wilderness Volume 1

Harper Perennial. Winds of skilak traces a young couple’s adventurous move from the suburbs of Ohio to a remote island on ill-tempered Skilak Lake. Will they be able to survive in this isolated wilderness filled with unseen dangers? Author Bonnie Ward chronicles an exciting and thought-provoking tale of one couple’s faith in God and dedication to each other through all of Alaska’s curveballs.

Great product! . Winds of skilak is a true tale of absorbing force, sure to bring out your own sense of adventure. As sam and bonnie adapt to a life without running water, the unforgiving, electricity and telephones, desolate environment tests their courage early on. Facing sub-freezing temperatures, the Wards find strength in new friends, each other, unfriendly bears, and cabin fever, and the awe-inspiring beauty of “the last frontier.

Just when they finally settle in, a freak accident proves to be the ultimate test of their resolve. First place - journey awards for narrative non-fiction chanticleer book reviews 2015 winner - next generation indie book award memoir 2014 honorable mention - foreword review's book of the year 2014 finalist - uSA BEST BOOK AWARD Autobiography/Memoir category 2014 Leaving behind friends, and life as they know it, family, the Wards embark on a journey into the Alaskan wilderness that will change them forever.


On the Edge of Nowhere

Huntington is only seven when his mother dies, and he must care for his younger siblings. A courageous and inspiring man, survives close calls too numerous to mention, fights bears, Huntington hunts wolves, and becomes a championship sled-dog racer. Harper Perennial. Great product! Thus, jimmy huntington learns early how to survive on the land.

His father is a white trapper, his mother an Athabascan Indian who walks a thousand miles in winter to reunite with her family.

The Long Walk: The True Story Of A Trek To Freedom

The harrowing true tale of seven escaped Soviet prisoners who desperately marched out of Siberia through China, the Gobi Desert, Tibet, and over the Himalayas to British India. Lyons Pr. Great product! Harper Perennial.

Winds of Skilak: The Continuing Saga of one couple's adventures and survival in the Alaskan wilderness Volume 2

Through sorrows and joys, love and loss, god’s hand is always present in their lives as Bonnie shares her chronicle of faith, survival, and beauty in an untamed land few others will ever know. For the wards, this is just another ordinary task in an environment that can be unforgiving of mistakes but immensely rewarding to those willing to embrace the work of creating a home in a harsh but beautiful land.

In this sequel, where williwaw winds can whip up suddenly and without warning, Sam and Bonnie are thriving, building getaway cabins and continuing to joyfully tackle life on a remote, isolated island on Skilak Lake, and wicked storms can blow for weeks. And doing it in a home with no electricity, no plumbing, and no refrigeration.

In an era before cell phones and internet, accessible only by boat or plane, their ability to communicate with the rest of the world, is at the whim of the temperamental lake. Lyons Pr. Harper Perennial. Will the love and devotion between bonnie and sam be enough for them to survive, to a Christmas miracle, or will Alaska finally win?From the awe-inspiring beauty of the Northern Lights, to terrifying accidents and strangers, this is a testament of courage and inspiration to anyone born with a wild longing in their hearts.

Winds of skilak: the continuing saga of one couple's adventures and Survival in the Alaskan Wilderness continues the journey of Bonnie Rose Ward as a “wilderness wife” and her tough-as-nails husband Sam in the stark, challenging, and exhilarating wilds of Alaska. Then, just as they are about to achieve a new dream, environmental disasters strikes, one of the largest man-made, altering their lives and threatening their livelihood and idyllic life.


Coming into the Country

It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, in three principal segments that deal, with urban Alaska, respectively, and descriptive narrative, with a total wilderness, and with life in the remoteness of the bush. Coming into the country unites a vast region of America with one of America's notable literary craftsmen, singularly qualified to do justice to the scale and grandeur of the design.

Great product! . Farrar Straus Giroux. Readers of mcphee's earlier books will not be unprepared for his surprising shifts of scene and ordering of events, brilliantly combined into an organic whole. Lyons Pr. Harper Perennial. In the course of this volume we are made acquainted with the lore and techniques of placer mining, the habits and legends of the barren-ground grizzly, the outlook of a young Athapaskan chief, and tales of the fortitude of settlers―ordinary people compelled by extraordinary dreams.

Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans.

Searching for Fannie Quigley: A Wilderness Life in the Shadow of Mount McKinley

To many of the 700, 000 annual visitors to Denali National Park she is a symbol of the enduring spirit of the original pioneers. Searching for fannie quigley: a wilderness Life in the Shadow of Mount McKinley goes beyond the mere biographical facts of this unique woman’s journey. At the age of 27, fannie sedlacek left her Bohemian homestead in Nebraska to join the gold rush to the Klondike.

Used book in Good Condition. Farrar Straus Giroux. Great product! Uncovering remote clues, digging through archives, and listening to oral accounts from a wide array of sources, Haigh has fashioned this rich lode into a compelling narrative. In searching for fannie quigley, Haigh separates fact from fiction to reveal the true story of this highly mythologized pioneer woman.

Lyons Pr. This woman, later known as Fannie Quigley, became a prospector who staked her own claims and a cook who ran a roadhouse. Harper Perennial. From the klondike to the Tanana, Fannie continued north, finally settling in Katishna near Mount McKinley. Haigh’s own story of tracking and tracing the many paths that Fannie Quigley’s intriguing life took.

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