Ada Blackjack

Ada Blackjack : A True Story of Survival in the Arctic

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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. 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. 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 Based on a wealth of unpublished materials, including Ada's never-before-seen diaries, bestselling author Jennifer Niven narrates this true story of an unheralded woman who became an unlikely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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 431 pages
  • 130.56 x 203.45 x 30.48mm | 367.41g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 078688746X
  • 9780786887460
  • 266,761

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"The beauty of Niven's tale reveals itself slowly, in hard-to-find bits and pieces, mirroring the piecemeal dawning of dread that blanketed the book's five protagonists one winter in 1923 on a bleak Arctic island. "--Publishers Weekly
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About Jennifer Niven

Jennifer Niven's first book, The Ice Master, was named one of the Top Ten Nonfiction Books of the Year by Entertainment Weekly and was selected for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers program. The book, which has been translated into nine languages, has been featured in such publications as Newsweek, the New York Times, Glamour, the Washington Post, Outside, and Writer's Digest, and was the subject of full-length documentaries on Dateline NBC and the Discovery Channel. For more information, visit
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1,229 ratings
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4 42% (513)
3 25% (302)
2 5% (59)
1 1% (12)
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