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The Ice Master

by Jennifer Niven

The Ice Master Synopsis

Drawing on previously unpublished letters of journals of crew members, their descendants and, astonishingly, interviews with survivors, Jennifer Niven's book is a riveting account of one of the most ambitious - and disastrous - Arctic expeditions ever mounted. It is a story about unlikely heroes and unexpected villains - humans reduced to their primal needs by the infinite power and mystery of nature... 'For more than 30 years I have been reading polar survival stories, but none so gripping and meticulously based on the written accounts of the survivors as The Ice Master' Ranulph Fiennes, Daily Mail 'A powerful narrative' Independent 'Riveting and meticulously researched' Sunday Telegraph 'Niven's remarkable epic is something special...an astonishing read.' Publishing News 'With so much repetitive polar stuff on the market, it is a relief to come across something fresh' Literary Review

Book Information

ISBN: 9780230768352
Publication date: 5th July 2012
Author: Jennifer Niven
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 456 pages
Categories: Places & peoples: general & pictorial works, Geographical discovery & exploration, True stories of heroism, endurance & survival,

About Jennifer Niven

Jennifer Niven has been a screenwriter, journalist and an Associate Producer at ABC Television in Los Angeles. Her short film, Velva Jean Learns to Drive, won a prestigious Emmy Award and the Colin Higgins Award for Screenwriting. She is the author of The Ice Master and Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic.

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