Four Against the Arctic: Shipwrecked for Six Years at the Top of the World

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Simon and Schuster, 02.09.2005 - 320 Seiten
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When David Roberts came across a reference to four Russian sailors who had survived for six years on a barren Arctic island, he was incredulous. An expert on the literature of adventure, Roberts had never heard the story and doubted its veracity. His quest to find the true story turned into a near-obsession that culminated with his own journey to the same desolate island. In Four Against the Arctic Roberts shares the remarkable story that he discovered, perhaps the most amazing survival tale ever recorded. In 1743 a Russian ship bound for Arctic walrus-hunting grounds was blown off course and trapped in ice off the coast of Svalbard (Spitzbergen). Four sailors went ashore with only two days' supplies to look for an abandoned hut they knew about on the island. They found it and returned to tell their shipmates the good news, only to find that their ship had vanished, apparently crushed and sunk by the ice.
 

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Nutzerbericht  - DrBrewhaha - LibraryThing

Roberts explores the 18th century tale of four Russian seamen who were marooned on a desolate island in the Arctic for more than six years with almost nothing. The tale was little known and Roberts ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - stephaniechase - LibraryThing

Well-written book about four Russian sailors forced to overwinter in one of the most remote islands in the Arctic -- for six years. The story of the sailors themselves is fascinating, although not ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2005)

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 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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