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In Antarctica: An Amundsen Pilgrimage

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by Jay Ruzesky
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In Antarctica: An Amundsen Pilgrimage by Jay Ruzesky

Jay Ruzesky recalls a childhood of snow caves, literary ambitions, and a fascination with polar exploration that was ignited by the genes he shares with famed Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. As a boy, Ruzesky was captivated by Amundsen's diaries: an Antarctic exploration aboard Belgica when Amundsen was a twenty-five-year-old mate bent on earning his stripes; his historic navigation of the Northwest Passage from 1903 to 1906 where he intentionally froze in with his ship Gjoa over the winters to drift with the pack ice; and his triumph onboard his ship Fram to be the first to reach the South Pole on December 14, 1911.

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Pages: 240
Size: 2.5 MB
Publisher: Nightwood Editions
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9780889712867 (DRM-EPUB)

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