The Karluk's Last Voyage: An Epic of Death and Survial in the Arctic, 1913-1916

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"We did not all come back." Thus begins this firsthand account of the extraordinary adventure of the Karluk, the flagship of explorer Vilhjalmar Steffanson's Arctic expedition of 1913-1916. When the Karluk became trapped in the ice, Steffanson abandoned Captain Robert A. Bartlett and his crew, nearly half of whom perished before the ordeal ended. Accompanied by one Eskimo, Bartlett made the treacherous journey across the ice to Siberia to find help, and returned with rescuers to collect the survivors.

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"We did not all come back." Thus begins this firsthand account of the extraordinary adventure of the Karluk, the flagship of explorer Vilhjalmar Steffanson's Arctic expedition of 1913-1916. When the Karluk became trapped in the ice, Steffanson abandoned Captain Robert A. Bartlett and his crew, nearly half of whom perished before the ordeal ended. Accompanied by one Eskimo, Bartlett made the treacherous journey across the ice to Siberia to find help, and returned with rescuers to collect the survivors.

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The New York Times
Bartlett tells, with a liveliness of detail, of an adventure during which untold dangers and sufferings were experienced….Bartlett tells his story with an earnestness that comes only from one who has fought with the stern forces of nature in the frozen seas. Yet it is touched here and there with a humor that lightens the grim perils of the Arctic.
The Northern Mariner/Le Marin Du Nord
... A great pleasure to read. ... a fine introduction to one of the Arctic's most engaging heroes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815411246
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/19/2000
  • Edition description: 1ST COOPER
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

Robrt A. Bartlett (1875-1946) is one of Canada's seafaring heroes. In addition to sacing many lives of the Karluk's crew, he brought Admiral Peary's ship the Roosevelt to within 133 miles of the North Pole.

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