Ada Blackjack : A True Story of Survival in the Arctic

Ada Blackjack : A True Story of Survival in the Arctic

Book Title: Ada Blackjack : A True Story of Survival in the Arctic

Author: Robert Specht

Format: Paperback | 431 pages

Publication Date: 03 Nov 2004

ISBN-13: 9780786887460

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 Based on a wealth of unpublished materials, including Ada's never-before-seen diaries, bestselling author Jennifer Niven narrates this true story of an unheralded woman who became an unlikely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