View your shopping cart.
Available for Special Order

Banner Message

Please note that online availability does not reflect stock in store!

Please contact us via email or phone for immediate stock information.

Ada Blackjack

Ada Blackjack
$24.95
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full advantage of the wealth of first-hand resources about Ada that exist, including her never-before-seen diaries, the unpublished diaries from other primary characters, and interviews with Ada's surviving son.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.

ISBN: 
0786868635 (9780786868636)
Author: 
Binding: 
Hardcover
Publisher: 
Publication Date: 
November 1, 2003
0
No votes yet

Paperback Fiction

Silver Nitrate
By:
Only One Left
By: Sager, Riley
If Were Being Honest
By: Shook, Cat
Gone to the Wolves
By: Wray, John
Fractal Noise
By: Paolini, Christopher
To & Fro
By: Cohen, Leah Hager
Enchanted Hacienda
By: Cervantes, J C
River We Remember
By: Krueger, William Kent
I Am Homeless If This Is Not My Home
By: Moore, Lorrie

Hardcover Non-Fiction

Somehow
By: Lamott, Anne
Demon of Unrest
By: Larson, Erik
Race to the Future
By: St Clair, Kassia
And Then And Then What Else
By: Snicket, Lemony
Amphibious Soul
By: Foster, Craig
Rebel Girl
By: Hanna, Kathleen
When You See My Mother Ask Her to Dance
By: Baez, Joan
Coming Home
By: Burford, Michelle
Skies of Thunder
By: Alexander, Caroline

Hardcover Fiction

Guncle Abroad
Author: Rowley, Steven
Exhibit
Author: Kwon, R O
Lies and Weddings
Author: Kwan, Kevin
Goddess of the River
Author: Patel, Vaishnavi
Wealth of Shadows
Author: Moore, Graham
Last Murder at the End of the World
Author: Turton, Stuart
I Hope This Finds You Well
Author: Sue, Natalie
You Like It Darker
Author: King, Stephen
Heavenbreaker (Deluxe Limited Edition)
Author: Wolf, Sara