Four Against The Arctic: Shipwrecked For Six Years At The Top Of The World by David RobertsFour Against The Arctic: Shipwrecked For Six Years At The Top Of The World by David Roberts

Four Against The Arctic: Shipwrecked For Six Years At The Top Of The World

byDavid RobertsRead byRobertson Dean

Audio Book (CD) | February 1, 2013

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In 1743, a Russian ship was blown off course and trapped in ice off the coast of Svalbard (Spitzbergen), a barren Arctic island. Four sailors went ashore with only two days' supplies. Upon return they found the ship had vanished, apparently crushed and sunk by the ice. The men survived more than six years until another ship blown off course rescued them.

An expert on the literature of adventure, David Roberts was incredulous when he first heard the story. His near-obsessive quest to find the true story culminated with his own journey to the same desolate island. Here, Roberts shares the remarkable story that he discovered, a meditation on the genius of survival against impossible odds.

DAVID ROBERTS is the author of fifteen previous books on topics ranging from mountain climbing to adventure to Native Americans and the American West. He has written for numerous publications, including National Geographic, National Geographic Adventure, Smithsonian, the New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, and others. He lives i...
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Title:Four Against The Arctic: Shipwrecked For Six Years At The Top Of The WorldFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:9 pages, 5.7 × 5.2 × 1 inPublished:February 1, 2013Publisher:Blackstone AudioLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0786190841

ISBN - 13:9780786190843

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“An inspirational survival story.”—Publishers Weekly

“An astonishing story, an almost unbelievable feat of survival.”—Booklist

“One of the greatest feats of wilderness survival in history…Robertson Dean’s reading [is] well paced and keeps the narrative moving.”—AudioFile

“Dogged research and hard travel to distant places make for a gem in the literature of survival under dire conditions.”—Kirkus Reviews